Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center

Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Sarasota, FL & Parrish, FL

Experience the FLOFAC difference

What sets Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center apart from other practices in the area?
We offer individualized, state of the art compassionate treatment. 

 

About Practice

At Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center (FLOFAC), the team of board-certified specialists care for men and women in and around Sarasota, Florida and strive to provide the best orthopedic foot and ankle care on the Gulf Coast. From routine foot care to state-of-the-art total ankle replacement, their patients receive individualized, compassionate care in an office equipped with the most innovative technologies in orthopedic foot surgery.

Founder Dr. James Cottom, FACFAS is joined by Dr. Steve Douthett, AACFAS and Dr. Kelly McConnell, AACFAS to provide treatment for a full range of foot and ankle conditions and ailments. The fellowship-trained team cares for sprains, strains, fractures, sports injuries, and trauma injuries of the foot and ankle.

Along with traditional podiatry services, the FLOFAC team provides cutting-edge regenerative treatments like platelet rich plasma and stem cell therapy. Multiple doctors specialize in trauma and reconstructive surgery, offering a variety of arthroscopy procedures, joint replacements, ligament and tendon repairs, and deformity correction surgeries.

With an inviting, family-friendly environment, and a practice that treats its patients’ time with as much respect as their own, it's time to schedule with the renowned orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Cottom, and his highly-trained colleagues at Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center.

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Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center

At Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center (FLOFAC), the team of board-certified specialists care for men and women in and around Sarasota, Florida and strive to provide the best orthopedic foot and ankle care on the Gulf Coast. From routine foot care to state-of-the-art total ankle replacement, their patients receive individualized, compassionate care in an office equipped with the most innovative technologies in orthopedic foot surgery.

Founder Dr. James Cottom, FACFAS is joined by Dr. Steve Douthett, AACFAS and Dr. Kelly McConnell, AACFAS to provide treatment for a full range of foot and ankle conditions and ailments. The fellowship-trained team cares for sprains, strains, fractures, sports injuries, and trauma injuries of the foot and ankle.

Along with traditional podiatry services, the FLOFAC team provides cutting-edge regenerative treatments like platelet rich plasma and stem cell therapy. Multiple doctors specialize in trauma and reconstructive surgery, offering a variety of arthroscopy procedures, joint replacements, ligament and tendon repairs, and deformity correction surgeries.

With an inviting, family-friendly environment, and a practice that treats its patients’ time with as much respect as their own, it's time to schedule with the renowned orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Cottom, and his highly-trained colleagues at Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center.


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Dr. Cottom Trained on the latest Total Ankle Replacement system available in the United States by Professor Beat Hintermann MD, the designer of the implant and world renowned orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon.


BALTIMORE, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DT MedTech, LLC (DTM) today announced that the Hintermann Series H2™ Total Ankle Replacement System has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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The Hintermann Series H2™ is a semi-constrained, total ankle replacement prosthesis developed by Prof. Beat Hintermann, a world-renowned foot and ankle surgeon based in Liestal, Switzerland. The Hintermann Series H2™ Total Ankle Replacement System is indicated for use with bone cement to treat ankle arthritis in either primary or revision surgery of ankle joints damaged by systemic arthritis of the ankle (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, hemochromatosis), primary arthritis (e.g., degenerative disease), and secondary arthritis (e.g., post-traumatic, avascular necrosis). The Hintermann Series H2™ is also indicated for patients with a failed total ankle replacement or non-union/mal-union of the ankle arthrodesis, provided that sufficient bone stock is present. The Intellectual Property of the Hintermann Series H2™ is protected by numerous patents with additional patents pending.

DTM continues to market and distribute its Hintermann Series H3™ mobile-bearing Total Ankle Replacement System outside of the United States in over 30 countries. The Hintermann Series H3™ is a substantiated leader for the international ankle replacement market with more than 17 years of proven clinical efficacy outside of the United States.

Prof. Beat Hintermann, developer of the Hintermann Series™ Total Ankle Systems, stated, "I am looking forward to adding the H2 as a semi-constrained option for my patients alongside the H3* mobile-bearing prosthesis. With the addition of the new H2 prosthesis, I will be able to expand my indications and patient selection for total ankle replacements."

Dr. Cottom is the only foot and ankle fellowship trained surgeon who has completed this training in Florida.  “I feel this implant could be a game changer in ankle arthroplasty and I am fortunate to have been trained by one of the world’s leading foot and ankle surgeons.  I am extremely excited to be able to offer this new technology with my patients in Sarasota, FL.”

Dr. Hintermann going through the surgical technique and case examples (Right).  Dr. Hintermann training Dr. Cottom on the implantation of the H2 total ankle (Left).

 

 

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We accept most public and private insurance plans. We also offer special pricing for cash-paying patients for most procedures.

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Five Signs Your Child May Have a Foot Problem

Foot and ankle problems in children often go unnoticed. Signs and symptoms can be subtle, and sometimes children can’t explain what’s wrong. But it’s important to protect growing feet and have problems checked out early. Dr. James M. Cottom, DPM, FACFAS,

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Words from our patients

  • Google

    "I went with Dr. Cottom because he took the time to explain every aspect and possible outcomes - of my ankle replacements."

    Bob K.
  • Google

    "James Cottom is a great doctor. He has operated on my two Achilles Tendons and now they are better than they were originally. I recommend Dr. Cottom completely."

    David G.
  • Google

    "Dr. Cottom has provided excellent medical service to my family over the past three years. Scheduling appointments has been easy with minimal waiting."

    SG.
  • Google

    "Dr. Cottom's office is great! Dr. Cottom was very nice and explained everything to me. The office was very nice. I would recommend anyone to see him."

    Luis E.
  • Google

    "Dr. Cottom and the staff accommodated my time and needs. Very satisfied with the bed side manner and efficiency of my care!"

    Petrine C.
  • facebook

    "Dr. Cottom and his team are simply amazing!! I was referred there and have been under great orthopedic care with them."

    Charity M.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Cottom was very caring, spending time with my family to understand what was going be replaced and what to expect for recovery time."

    Barbara V.
  • Healthgrades

    "I went today to Florida Orthopedic Foot and Ankle on Bee Ridge and everyone was so nice, from the front desk to the doctors."

    Connie S.
  • Healthgrades

    "My experience with Dr. Cottom has been nothing but exceptional. I have been through a total of five ankle surgeries... I would without a doubt recommend him!!"

    Nina K.
  • Vitals

    "They saw me on the same day I called because I had a painful toe. It turned out to be fractured. I was very grateful he saw me that day."

    Verified Patient