Topic Info:Foot and ankle surgeons diagnose, treat and help people manage disorders of the foot and ankle. They can provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for a broad spectrum of foot and ankle conditions and injuries that affect people of all ages. Foot and ankle surgeons are uniquely qualified to detect the early stages of diseases that exhibit warning signs in the lower extremities: diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease. Tony Distefano, SMG foot and ankle surgeon,
Topic Info:Flat feet are a common condition—but they can lead to serious problems of the ankle and foot by changing the alignment of your legs. Both children and adults can suffer from flat feet. The good news is that flat feet can be treated before trouble begins, if they are diagnosed in time. Tune into SMG Radio to hear Summit Medical Group foot and ankle expert Dr. Tony DiStefano discuss how to recognize flat feet and the first steps to take to correct them.
Please join Summit Medical Group orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Abrutyn on April 26, 2018 at 12 p.m. for an online event entitled “The Aches and Pains of Life: Keeping Your Joints Healthy,” presented by Friends’ Health Connection and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. Dr. Abrutyn will be discussing the fundamentals of healthy joints for people of all ages and from all walks of life. There will be something for everyone in this webinar! What: The Aches and Pains of
Meniscal repairs are some of the most commonly performed knee surgeries in the United States, especially among older people. However, the surgery is often complicated by arthritis in people over the age of 65. Older people may be able to avoid the surgery by making healthy lifestyle choices. Summit Medical Group's Eric Mirsky, MD spoke with CNBC.com about meniscal repair surgery, when it could be helpful and what older people can do to protect their knees. Read Dr. Mirsky's advice here.
Topic Info: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. Athletes who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football, and basketball can be more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligaments. Listen to SMG’s interview with orthopedic expert Dr. David Abrutyn, as he explains the ABC’s of the ACL.