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Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center

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


Telemedicine / Virtual Appointments:

Virtual Appointments Available Now at FLOFAC with Dr. James M. Cottom.

Dr. Cottom an Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center is now offering secure video visits.  It’s understandable that meeting in the office is not always convenient.  Online appointments allow you to receive the same individualized personal care that you do in person with Dr. Cottom.  No need to take time off work, find a sitter or deal with traffic in order to meet with me!

Online appointments are appropriate for many types of appointments.  Feel free to contact me for more information and payment options or to schedule your appointment.  Please call 941.924.8777, visit www.FLOFAC.com or visit https://doxy.me/drjcottom to have an online appointment with Dr. Cottom




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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. 

 

Shockwave Therapy now offered in the office for pain relief!

About Practice

At Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center (FLOFAC), the team of board-certified specialists care for men, women and children in and around Sarasota, Florida and strive to provide the best foot, ankle and leg 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 lower extremity surgery.

Founder Dr. James Cottom, FACFAS and his team 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, ankle and leg.

Along with traditional podiatry services, the FLOFAC team provides cutting-edge regenerative treatments like platelet rich plasma and stem cell therapy. The doctors specialize in trauma and reconstructive surgery, offering a variety of advanced arthroscopic 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 team at Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center.

Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center (FLOFAC) shines at the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 78th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX

Dr. Cottom spent February 18-22, 2020 in San Antonio, TX at the 78th Annual American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons annual meeting.  This is the annual meeting where over 2,500 foot and ankle surgeons from around the world attend to learn the latest on advanced non-surgical and surgical options to treat patients. He was given the honor of giving lectures on Regenerative Medicine uses in the Lower Extremity, TightRope Fixation for Syndesmotic injuries, correction of deformities in total ankle replacement and Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Transfers: How? Why? Also, Dr. Cottom helped instruct a total ankle cadaver lab with Beat Hintermann MD and Roxa Ruiz MD. In addition, FLOFAC presented 5 research posters and three oral manuscripts at this premiere meeting for foot and ankle surgeons.  Several of Dr. Cottom’s past fellows gave lectures and presented their research at this meeting demonstrating FLOFAC’s commitment to research and obtaining the best possible functional outcomes for patients.

 

Dr. Cottom’s Talks included:

TightRope Fixation for Syndesmotic Injuries. American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 78th Annual Meeting.  February 19, 2020.  San Antonio, TX

Regenerative Medicine Uses in the Lower Extremity.  February 19, 2020. San Antonio, TX

Posterior Translated Talus and Total Ankle Replacement  American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 78th Annual Meeting.  February 20, 2020.  San Antonio, TX

Flexor Hallucis Tendon Transfers.  American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 78th Annual Meeting. February 21, 2020. San Antonio, TX

 

FLOFAC Oral Manuscript and Poster Research at the ACFAS Meeting:


Age Related Outcomes in Total Ankle Arthroplasty

American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 78th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Oral Manuscript Competition

February 2020.  San Antonio, TX

 

Evaluation of BMI with an All Inside Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure.

American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 78th Annual Scientific Meeting. 

Oral Manuscript Competition

February 2020.  San Antonio, TX

 

Treatment of Lisfranc Injuries using Interosseous Suture Button:  A Retrospective Review of 104 Cases.

American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 78th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Oral Manuscript Competition

February 2020.  San Antonio, TX


Short Term Outcomes with a new Total Ankle Replacement System

American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 78th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Poster Competition

February 2020.  San Antonio, TX

 

Regenerative Medicine Injections for End Stage Ankle Arthritis: A prospective study of 49 Patients 

American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 78th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Poster Competition

February 2020.  San Antonio, TX. 

 

Femoral Head Allograft for TTC Arthrodesis: Evaluation of 28 Patients

American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 78th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Poster Competiton

February 2020.  San Antonio, TX

 

Five Year Outcomes of The “All-Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure

American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 78th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Poster Competiton

February 2020.  San Antonio, TX

 

Tension Slide Technique for FDL Tendon Transfers: A Novel Technique and Biomechanical Study

American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 78th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Poster Competiton

February 2020.  San Antonio, TX

 

 



Dr.Cottom on the podium speaking on Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability at the ACFAS 77th Annual Surgical Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

What we offer

Services

PHYSICAL THERAPY NOW OFFERED AT FLORIDA ORTHOPEDIC FOOT & ANKLE CENTER

We are excited to announce that we will now be offering in-house physical therapy. Physical therapy is a very important modality in treating our patients. Many common orthopedic conditions can be relived and improved with the right therapy. We have teamed up with Rick Haupt P.T., and his physical therapists, to provide superior treatment. Rick has been providing physical therapy in the Sarasota for almost 20 years. We have also set up our therapy so that the therapist is working with one patient at a time and not several patients at a time. This will allow us to provide individual attention to each patient. In addition, all care is coordinated with the physicians so that everyone is on the same page. Our therapists treat all upper and lower extremity orthopedic conditions including balance, gait training and core strengthening. We accept most insurances and look forward to providing superior care to our patients.

State of the art therapy room.

 

Treadmills, elliptical machine, stair stepper and exercise bikes.

 

Squat rack and indoor golf simulator.

 

Smith machine, free weights and balance boards.

 

Insurance


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

Aetna
Blue Cross
Cigna
Humana
Medicare
Tricare
United Health Care
Workers Compensation

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Blog

FLOFAC Published on Total Ankle and Age Outcomes

Traditionally, total ankle replacement has been reserved for elderly patients with low physical demands. With nearly 80% of end-stage ankle arthritis being secondary to prior trauma, patients may require a replacement at a much younger rate than primary hi

Foot pain ruining your golf swing?

The barrier to a perfect golf swing could lie in your big toe. Or your heel. Or on the ball of your foot. Dr. James M. Cottom, DPM, FACFAS, a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), says these are the three areas of your feet mos

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Testimonials

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