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The Third Annual American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS) Surgical Conference was recently held in Baltimore, September 11-12, 2015.  Dr. Robert Greenhagen lectured on predislocation syndrome also known as lesser metatarsophalangeal instability.  He covered a variety of topics on the condition including proper diagnosis/clinical examination, non-surgical treatment and surgical options.  He also introduced a new surgical technique that both he and Dr. Nelson have been developing to correct the condition.  This technique and outcome data will be published in the near future in hopes of advancing the treatment of this difficult condition.

Dr Greenhagen has been privilege to be part of an upcoming study on insertional Achilles tendonopathy.  The study, which is pending publication, shows that resection of the posterior heel spur may not be needed to a full recovery.  This means patients are able to ambulate immediately after surgery in a walking cast.  Traditional posterior heel pain surgery required about 1 to 2 months of non-weight bearing and the outcomes do not seem to be similar with both options.  If you have insertional Achilles pain or a spur on the back of your heel, call for a consultation.  You may be an excellent candidate for this new surgical option.

I'm happy to annouce that I passed the final sections of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeon's board certification.  These sections  included the case review, oral examination and computer testing.  I have achieved a certification in both foot surgery and rearfoot and ankle reconstrucion.  It is fulfilling to reach the end of the long road.



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