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San Diego Podiatrist Making Strides in Foot and Ankle Surgery Advancements

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San Diego, CA – July 16, 2014 /MM-PressAdvantage/ —

Southern California residents who struggle with foot and ankle conditions are benefiting from the work of local podiatrist, Dr. Phillip Wrotslavsky. Using the latest technology and techniques, Dr. Wrotslavsky of Advanced Foot and Ankle Center in San Diego is seeing positive results far beyond industry standard.

While complete ankle replacement surgery has been done for many years on arthritis sufferers of the ankle, however correction longevity is greatly increased with the new technology employed by Wrotslavsky. One of the greatest downfalls of joint replacement is longevity of the new joint and the need to have subsequent surgeries. The type of procedures being conducted by Wrostlavsky see an average success period of over 15 years, a rate far superior to older methods. Whether post-traumatic, degenerative or rheumatoid, arthritis of the ankle often causes severe stiffness, pain and even immobility. With the STAR ankle replacement technology, arthritis sufferers can be relieved of their symptoms and regain full mobility with a higher success rate and easier recovery. The recovery period with the STAR method is only 2-6 weeks compared to four times that with older fusion methodology. With the easier recovery and increased joint longevity, the STAR method is bringing hope and movement back to arthritis sufferers.

Another procedure being done at Advanced Foot and Ankle Center is Charcot Foot Reconstruction, one of the most challenging surgeries of the foot and ankle and commonly avoided by foot and ankle surgeons. Charcot foot, also known as neuropathic arthropathy, is a disease common in diabetics and even sufferers of alcoholism and syphillis in which the bones of the foot or ankle begin the process of resorption and softening which leads to a breakdown of joints and, ultimately, foot deformity and ulcerations. Due to increased risk for infection after ulceration, sufferers see a high loss of limb rate.

Charcot Foot Reconstruction is an elaborate procedure in which the foot is reshaped entirely. The demands of the procedure combined with the additional ailments often accompanying the Charcot require a very high skill level and specialized physician. While many doctors avoid the procedure altogether, Dr. Wrotslavsky is a leader in this area of focus. Using the advanced Taylor Spatial frame technology to reconstruct the foot, he is helping sufferers across southern California avoid loss of limb and regain their mobility.


A leader in specialized foot and ankle surgery/ podiatry, Dr. Phillip Wrotslavsky is board certified by the American Board of Foot And Ankle Surgery in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. He has two offices in the greater San Diego area, one in LaJolla and one in Poway. He also publishes an informative blog that has become a go-to resource for sufferers of foot and ankle conditions as well as other industry professionals. His blog can be seen at

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