James M. Cottom, D.P.M., FACFAS

Orthopedic Fellowship Trained Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot, Ankle, & Leg
Total Ankle Replacement
Adult and Pediatric Fracture Care
Adult and Pediatric Lower Extremity Orthopedics
Arthroscopic Surgery
Revisional Surgery, Paralysis/Neuromuscular Surgery
Charcot Foot & Ankle Surgery
Complex Deformity Correction
Conservative and Surgical Treatment of Diabetic Foot & Ankle

dr-cottomDr. Cottom received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Michigan State University. In 2002 he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Scholl College/ Chicago Medical School, in Chicago, Illinois. Subsequently, he completed a three-year surgical residency in reconstructive and trauma surgery of the foot and ankle at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan focusing in all areas of Foot, Ankle, and Leg Surgery. Dr. Cottom is also extensively trained in the conservative and surgical treatment of diabetic conditions affecting the lower extremity including limb salvage.

Dr. Cottom is honored to be one of only a few podiatric surgeons in the United States and the only in the state of Florida that has completed a 12 month surgical fellowship at the prestigious Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Columbus, Ohio. This is a unique fellowship that trains both Podiatric and Orthopedic Surgeons. This advanced surgical training focused on foot and ankle trauma, reconstruction as well as total ankle replacement. This was completed in Columbus, Ohio under the direction of Gregory Berlet MD, Thomas Lee MD and Terrence Philbin DO and was affiliated with The Ohio State University. This is the same type of fellowship that MD/DO orthopedic surgeons complete if they wish to sub-specialize in the foot and ankle.
In 2005 he completed an AO International Trauma and Reconstructive Foot and Leg Fellowship under the direction of Dr. Sigvard Hansen MD in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Cottom also completed a Fellowship in Kurgan, Russia focusing on the Ilizarov technique for correction of acute trauma and complex deformities of the lower extremity in both adult and pediatric patients.

Dr. Cottom is currently the only Orthopedic Fellowship Trained Foot and Ankle Surgeon in the region who is trained on 8 FDA approved Total Ankle Replacements. Not every patient is a candidate for this type of treatment. During a short visit in the office all options can be explored.

Dr. Cottom has authored numerous publications in the area of Foot, Ankle, and Leg surgery and has won research awards both at the state and national levels for his work. He is very active in lecturing as well as in teaching the latest surgical procedures to other surgeons. He is a devoted patient advocate who strongly believes that the quality of education and training make a difference in treatment outcomes. Dr. Cottom is a member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons which helps deliver superior continuing medical education to foot and ankle surgeons in the United States. He also serves as the Fellowship Director of the Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center 12-month Foot and Ankle Fellowship. A native of Michigan, Cottom now lives in Sarasota, Florida with his wife Devin and daughter Rowan. Please call 941.924.8777 or visit www.FLOFAC.com for more information.

James M. Cottom, D.P.M., FACFAS
Orthopedic Fellowship Trained Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Director, Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center Fellowship
Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center L.L.C.
2030 Bee Ridge Rd, Suite B
Sarasota, FL 34239-6108
Office phone: 941-924-8777
Office Fax: 941-924-5888
E-mail: [email protected]
www.FLOFAC.com

Employment:

Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center L.L.C.
Trauma and Reconstructive Surgeon of the Foot, Ankle, and Leg
Director, Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center Fellowship
2030 Bee Ridge Rd, Suite B
Sarasota, FL 34239-6108
www.FLOFAC.com
1-16 to present

Coastal Orthopedics &Sports Medicine
Trauma and Reconstructive Surgeon of the Foot, Ankle, and Leg
Director, Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Foot & Ankle Fellowship
Bradenton, FL
8-1-13 to 12-15

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates
Trauma and Reconstructive Surgeon of the Foot, Ankle, and Leg
Director of Sarasota Orthopedic Associates Foot & Ankle Fellowship
Sarasota, FL 34239
8-2007 to 7-2013

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Fellow
Columbus, OH 43231
Fellowship Directors: Gregory Berlet MD, Thomas Lee MD,
Terry Philbin DO
12 Month American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society Recognized Fellowship
Comprehensive training in trauma, reconstructive surgery as well as total ankle replacement.
8-01-06/7-31-07

Specialists in Orthopedic Surgery
Trauma and Reconstructive Surgeon of the Foot, Ankle, and Leg
Commerce, Mi 48432
July 2005- 2006

Education:

Detroit Medical Center PSR-36 (Podiatric Surgical Residency –36 months). Comprehensive training in all areas of forefoot, reconstructive rear-foot/distal leg, trauma, and diabetic limb salvage. 2002-2005.

Scholl College/ Chicago Medical School at Finch University
Graduate with Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 2002
Durlacher National Honor Society
GPA 3.82 (Magna Cum Laude)

Michigan State University
Graduate with B.S. in Psychology 1997
Alpha Epsilon Delta National Honor Society
Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society
GPA 3.7 (Honors)

Post Graduate Training:

American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society 12 Month Foot and Ankle Fellowship under the direction of Gregory Berlet MD, Thomas Lee MD, Terry Philbin DO at The Ohio State University 2006-2007.

AO International Foot/Ankle Trauma & Reconstructive Fellowship
Harborview Medical Center- University of Washington- Seattle, Washington under the direction of Dr. Sigvard T. Hansen. April – June 2005.

Ilizarov training course in foot and leg applications. March 2005, Russian Ilizarov Scientific Institute- Kurgan, Russia.

Ace-Depuy Agility Total Ankle Arthroplasty Surgical Training Course
February 2007, Orlando, Florida

Tournier Salto Total Ankle Arthroplasty Surgical Training Course
March 2008, San Diego, California

Zimmer Trabecular Metal Total Ankle Surgical Training Course
April 4, 2013, Tampa, Florida

Wright Medical Prophecy Infinity Total Ankle Arthroplasty Training with Dr. Greg Berlet MD. August, 2014. Columbus, Ohio

Wright Medical Inbone II Total Ankle Arthroplasty Surgical Training Course
July 2012, Memphis, Tennessee

Wright Medical Inbone Total Ankle Arthroplasty Surgical Training Course
June 2009, Memphis, Tennessee

SBI S.T.A.R. Total Ankle Arthroplasty Surgical Training Course. December 2010, Palm Beach, Florida

Completed AO/ASIF Basic Foot and Ankle course in 12/03, Destin, Florida

Completed AO/ASIF Advanced Foot and Ankle course 8/04, Toronto, Ontario

MOET Microsurgical Course- One week instruction in microvascular and microneural repair. May 2004, San Francisco, California

Smith-Nephew/American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Basic foot and leg applications of external frames. January 2005, Scottsdale, Arizona

Smith-Nephew/American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Advanced foot and leg applications of external frames. October 2004, Memphis, Tennessee

Western Pennsylvania Foot, Hindfoot, and Leg complex reconstructive surgery course. November 2005, Pittsburgh, PA.

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons comprehensive Ankle Arthroscopic course January 2006, Chicago, Illinois

Elected Chief Resident for 2004-2005 academic year

Research / Publications:

Cottom JM, Plemmons B, Baker JS.  A Critical Radiographic Analysis of Coronal Plane Deformity Correction using a 3 Piece Mobile Bearing Ankle Joint Replacement System:  A Prospective Study of 63 Patients. (Submimtted JFAS Jan 2017)

Cottom JM, Plemmons B. Baker JS.  Comparison of the Knotless vs Pushlock modifications to the “All-Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure in 110 consecutive Patients: A prospective study (Submitted JFAS Jan 2017)

Cottom JM, Baker JS. Restoring the Anatomy of Calcaneal Fractures: A Simple Technique With Radiographic Review. Foot Ankle Spec. 2016 Nov 30.

Cottom JM, Baker JS. Comparison of Locking Plate with Interfragmentary Screw Versus Plantarly Applied Anatomic Locking Plate for Lapidus Arthrodesis: A Biomechanical Cadaveric Study. Foot Ankle Spec. 2016 Nov 10

Cottom JM, Baker JS, Richardson PE, Maker JM. A Biomechanical Comparison of 3 Different Arthroscopic Lateral Ankle Stabilization Techniques in 36 Cadaveric Ankles. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 Nov – Dec;55(6):1229-1233.

Cottom JM, Baker JS, Richardson PE. The “All-Inside” Arthroscopic Broström Procedure With Additional Suture Anchor Augmentation: A Prospective Study of 45 Consecutive Patients. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 Nov – Dec;55(6):1223-1228

Cottom JM, Baker JS. Endoscopic Plantar Fascia Debridement for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 33. 545–551. 2016

Cottom JM, Maker JM, Richardson P, Baker JS.
Endoscopic Debridement for Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: An Innovative Technique and Prospective Study of 46 Consecutive Patients. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 Jul-Aug; 55 (4):748-52

Cottom JM, Maker JM. Endoscopic Debridement for Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: An Innovative Surgical Technique. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 May-Jun;55 (3):655-8

Cottom JM, Smith BW. STAR Technique. Primary and Revision Total Ankle Replacement Evidence-Based Surgical Management. 115-130. Springer 2016,

Sorensen MD, Gradisek B, Cottom JM. Metatarsus Primus Varus Correction.
Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 32 3: 355-74. 2015

Cottom JM, Maker JM. Cartilage Allograft Techniques and Materials. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 32:1 93-98. 2015.
Rigby RB, Cottom JM, Rozin, R. Isolated Calcaneal Fibular Ligament Injury. A Report of 2 Cases. J Foot Ankle Surgery. June 2015.

Cottom JM. Fixation of the Lapidus Arthrodesis with a Plantar Interfragmentary Screw and a Medial Low Profile Locking Plate. J Foot Ankle Surgery. 51: 517-522, 2012.

Cottom JM, Vora AM. Fixation of the Lapidus Arthrodesis with a Plantar Interfragmentary Screw and Medial Locking Plate: A Report of 88 Cases. J Foot Ankle Surgery. 52: 465-469, 2013.

Cottom JM, Rigby RB. Fixation of the Lapidus Arthrodesis with a Plantar Interfragmentary Screw and Medial Locking Plate: A biomechanical Study. J Foot Ankle Surgery. 52: 339-342, 2013.

Cottom JM, Rigby RB. The “All Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure: A prospective study of 40 Patients. J Foot Ankle Surgery. 52: 568-574, 2013.

Cottom JM, Rigby RB. Lateral Simultaneous Reaming and Use of a Femoral Head in Ankle Fusions. Foot & Ankle Specialist. 6: 45-49, 2013.

Rigby RB, Cottom JM. Does the Arthrex Syndesmotic Tightrope Maintain Reduction? A report of 64 Tightropes in 37 Patients. J Foot Ankle Surgery. 52: 563-567, 2013.

Rigby RB, Cottom JM, Vora AM. Treatment of Insertional Achilles Calcification with the SpeedBridge: A Report of 43 Patients. J Foot Ankle Surgery. 52: 575-579, 2013.

Cottom JM, Rigby RB. Correction of Coronal Plane Deformity with a 3 piece mobile bearing Total Ankle Replacement: A critical Analysis of 25 Cases. (Submitted Foot Ankle International 2015).

Cottom JM, Rigby RB, Thompson J. A retrospective review of 50 open Modified Brostroms vs. 50 “All inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedures. (Submitted Am J Sports Med 2015).

Cottom JM, Baker, J. Lisfranc Fractures treated with the Mini Tightrope. A review of 35 cases. (Submitted J Foot Ankle Surg 2016).

Maker JM, Cottom JM. Surgical Management of Stage 2 Adult Acquired Flatfoot. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 31: 381-389. 2014.

Kissel CG, Husain ZS, Cottom JM, Scott RT, Vest J. Early Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes after Treatment of Displaced Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures Using Delta-Frame External Fixator Construct. J Foot Ankle Surgery. 50(2): 135-140, 2011.

Cottom JM, Hyer CF, Lee TH. Dermatobia hominis (Botfly) Infestation of the Lower Extremity: A Case Report. J Foot Ankle Surgery. 47: 51-55, 2008.

Cottom JM, Hyer CF, Berlet GC. Treatment of Lisfranc fracture dislocations with a new Arthrex Mini-Tightrope: A report of 3 Cases. J Foot Ankle Surgery. May 2008.

Cottom JM, Berlet GC. MAC External Fixator for midfoot Charcot: A case report (submitted as white paper Biomet Inc) 2007.

Cottom JM, Hyer CF, Philbin TM, Berlet. Management of Syndesmotic injuries with the Arthrex Tightrope a report of 25 cases. Foot Ankle Int. 29(8): 773-780, 2008

Cottom JM, Hyer CF, Berlet GC, Lee TH. Flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer for chronic Achilles tendinosis: A report of 62 Cases. Foot Ankle Specialist October 2008

Cottom JM, Hyer CF, Philbin TM, Berlet GC. Comparison of management of Syndesmotic injuries: The tightrope vs. traditional screw fixation in 50 cases. J Foot Ankle Surgery. 48: 620-630, 2009.

Cottom JM, Hyer CF. Arthroscopic Stabilization of the Ankle using Thermal Assisted Capsular Shrinkage and the “All Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom. (Book Chapter for the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons) .

Cottom JM, Rigby RB. Modified Brostrom Procedure for Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability Using Suture Anchors: A report of 130 cases (in progress)

Cottom JM, Baker J. Biomechanical Comparison of 3 different Suture Constructs in acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures (Submitted J Foot Ankle Surgery 2015).

Cottom JM, Baker J. Knotless repair of acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures: A new technique (Submitted J Foot Ankle Surgery 2015).

Cottom JM, Schafer S, Baker J. Knotless repair of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures: A Prospective Study of 30 Patients. (Submitted Am J Sports Med 2015).

Cottom JM. The “All-Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure: A Knotless Modification (Submitted J Foot Ankle Surgery 2015).

Cottom JM, Richardson P. Augmentation of the “All-Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure: Additional Stabilization in the distal Fibula (Submitted J Foot Ankle Surgery 2015).

Cottom JM, Richardson P. Pushlock Augmentation of the “All-Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure: A Prospective Study of 45 Patients (Submitted J Foot Ankle Surgery 2015).

Cottom JM, Baker J. Comparison of the Knotless vs Pushlock modifications to the “All-Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure in 100 consecutive Patients: A prospective study (In Progress)

Cottom JM. Management of Displaced Metatarsal Fractures in Patients with Diabetes
Using a Locked Plating System: A report of 3 cases. Foot Ankle Specialist (Submitted).

Cottom JM. Treatment of Non-Unions of the Ankle with a poly-axial locking plate:
A report of 3 cases. Foot Ankle Specialist (In progress).

Low-Velocity Gunshot Wounds to the Lower Extremity: A Review and Report of 4 Cases
(Submitted).

Non-Union Rates of the Distal Tibia After Trauma and Arthrodesis of The Ankle Using External Bone Stimulators (in progress).

Ankle Arthrodesis: Does Screw Angle Influence rate of non-unions? (In progress).

Implantable bone simulation in Foot and Ankle Surgery: A new technique and subjective review of 72 patients (in progress).

Presentations:

Lapidus Plantar Plate. American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 75th Annual Scientific Meeting. March 1, 2017. Las Vegas, NV

Mini Open Brostrom Procedure. American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 75th Annual Scientific Meeting. February 27, 2017. Las Vegas, NV

Surgical Applications of Biovance and Interfyl. Alliqua Biomedical Meeting. February 18, 2017. Dallas, TX

Surgical Applications of Biovance and Interfyl. Alliqua Biomedical Meeting. January 21, 2017. Phoenix, AZ.

Salto XT Revision Total Ankle Replacement. SAM Meeting. January, 19 2017. Orlando, FL.

Advanced Foot & Ankle Reconstruction. Lab Instructor at Arthrex. January 13, 2017. Naples, FL.

Applications of Interfyl and Biovance in the Lower Extremity. Alliqua Biomedical Meeting. October 29, 2016. Miami, FL.

Where can we Use Interfyl. Alliqua Biomedical Meeting. September 16-17, 2016. Las Vegas, NV.

Where can we Use Biovance Amnionic Membrane. Alliqua Biomedical Meeting. September 16-17, 2016. Denver, CO

STAR Total Ankle Deformity Correction. Stryker roundtable. August 8, 2016. Orlando, FL.

Where can we Use Interfyl. Alliqua Biomedical Meeting. July 23, 2016. Denver, CO.

Where can we Use Biovance Amnionic Membrane. Alliqua Biomedical Meeting. July 23, 2016. Denver, CO

Biovance Allograft Amniotic Membrane Use in Lower Extremity Trauma.
June 10, 2016. Bethlaham, PA.

Minimal Incision Repair of Achilles Ruptures. ACFAS 73rd National Surgery Meeting. Austin, TX. February 2016.

The “All-Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom update. ACFAS 73rd National Surgery Meeting. Austin, TX. February 2016.

Calcaneal Fractures ORIF with small Incisions. Team 1 Dinner meeting. November 12, 2015. Melbourne, FL.

Surgical Treatment of 5th Metatarsal Fractures: Plate vs. Screw. Team 1 Dinner meeting. November 12, 2015. Melbourne, FL.

Lapidus Arthrodesis: Plantar Plating. Team 1 Dinner meeting. November 12, 2015. Melbourne, FL.

The “All Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure. Team 1 Dinner meeting. November 12, 2015. Melbourne, FL.

Acute and Chronic Achilles Tears: What do we do? Team 1 Dinner meeting. November 12, 2015. Melbourne, FL.

Endoscopic Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendon Pathology. American College Of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Advanced Arthroscopic Course. Chicago, IL. November 7-8, 2015. Lab instructor as well.

The “All Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure. American College Of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Advanced Arthroscopic Course. Chicago, IL. November 7-8, 2015. Lab instructor as well.

Instructor for Stryker STAR Total Ankle training course. Chicago, IL. October 23, 2015.

Instructor for Stryker STAR Total Ankle training course. Atlanta, GA. September 29, 2015.

Instructor for Stryker STAR Total Ankle training course and moderator STAR roundtable complications discussion. Milwaukee, WI. June, 5, 2015.

Instructor for Stryker STAR Total Ankle Replacement. Chattanooga, TN. May 1, 2015

Salto XT Total Ankle Revision Implant Technique. ACFAS Total Ankle Arthroplasty Course. Denver, CO. April 19, 2015.

Congruency and Constraint in Total Ankle Replacement. ACFAS Total Ankle Arthroplasty Course. Denver, CO. April 18, 2015.

Complications of Total Ankle Replacement / Instructor for Stryker STAR Total Ankle Training Course. Ma, New Jersey. December 12, 2014.

The Internal Brace for Lateral Ankle Instability. Arthrex PAC MED. Tracy, CA. November 7, 2014

Orthobiologics In Foot & Ankle Surgery. Arthrex PAC MED. Tracy, CA. November 7, 2014

Treatment of Achilles Tendon Ruptures. Arthrex PAC MED. Tracy, CA. November 7, 2014

Deformity Correction and Total Ankle Replacement. Heartlands Foot & Ankle Annual Meeting. Des Moines, IA. October, 2, 2014.

The “All-Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure. Heartlands Foot & Ankle Annual Meeting. Des Moines, IA. October, 2, 2014.

Orthobiologics In Foot & Ankle Surgery. Arthrex Team One Meeting. Daytona Beach, FL. September 23, 2014.

Instructor ACFAS Arthroscopy Course. Chicago, IL. August 3-4, 2014.

Instructor for SBI STAR Total Ankle training course. Ft. Lauderdale, FL June 20, 2014.

Instructor Arthrex Foot & Ankle Fellows Meeting. May 22-23, 2014. Naples, FL.

Instructor for SBI STAR Total Ankle training course. Fargo, ND. May 2, 2014.

Instructor for SBI STAR Total Ankle training course and moderator STAR roundtable complications discussion. Cincinnati, OH. April, 12, 2014.

When lateral Ankle reconstruction fails: what do we do next? American College of Foot Ankle Surgeons 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 2, 2014.

Treatment of Metatarsal Fractures. American College of Foot Ankle Surgeons 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 1, 2014.

Tendoscopy of the Ankle. American College of Foot Ankle Surgeons 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting. Orlando, FL. February 28, 2014.

Instructor for “Plating for Performance” workshop. American College of Foot Ankle Surgeons 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting. Orlando, FL. February 28, 2014.

Correction of Coronal Plane Deformity with a 3 Piece Mobile Bearing Total Ankle Replacement System. Manuscript Competition. American College of Foot Ankle Surgeons 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting. Orlando, FL. February 27, 2014.

Instructor for SBI STAR Total Ankle training course. Chicago, IL. November 16, 2013. Chicago, IL.

Lapidus Arthrodesis. Scott Alter Memorial Lecture Series West Penn Hospital. Pittsburgh, PA. October 12, 2013.

Current Concepts in Total Ankle Replacement. Scott Alter Memorial Lecture Series West Penn Hospital. Pittsburgh, PA. October 12, 2013.

Treatment of Syndesmotic Injuries. Scott Alter Memorial Lecture Series West Penn Hospital. Pittsburgh, PA. October 12, 2013.

The “All-Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure. Scott Alter Memorial Lecture Series West Penn Hospital. Pittsburgh, PA. October 12, 2013.

Current Concepts in Total Ankle Replacement. ACFAS Total Ankle Arthroplasty training course. Las Vegas, NV. October 3-5, 2013.

Instructor for SBI STAR Total Ankle training course. Tulsa, OK. September 6, 2013.

Current Concepts In Total Ankle Replacement. SBI STAR course. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. August 14, 2013.

Current Concepts In Total Ankle Replacement. SBI STAR course. Tampa, FL. August 8, 2013.

Indications and Portal Placement in Ankle Arthroscopy. ACFAS Arthroscopic Course. Chicago, IL. August 3, 2013

Endoscopic Procedures in the Foot and Ankle. . ACFAS Arthroscopic Course. Chicago, IL. August 4, 2013

Current Concepts In Total Ankle Replacement. SBI STAR course. St. Louis, MO. June 29, 2013.

Indications and Contraindications of Total Ankle Replacement. SBI STAR training course. Dallas, TX. May 6, 2013.

Instructor for SBI STAR Total Ankle training course. Dallas, TX. May 6 2013.

The Modified Brostrom Procedure. Arthrex Arthroscopic and Sports Medicine Master Course. Naples, FL. May 16, 2013.

The “All Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure. Arthrex Advanced Arthroscopic and Sports Medicine Course. Naples, FL. May16, 2013

Surgical Correction of Stage II Flatfoot. Arthrex Annual Foot & Ankle Fellows Course. Naples, FL. March 14, 2013

The “All Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure. Arthrex Annual Foot & Ankle Fellows Course. Naples, FL. March 14, 2013

Speedbridge for Treatment of Achilles Tendon Insertional Pain. Arthrex Annual Foot & Ankle Fellows Course. Naples, FL. March 14, 2013

Subtalar Arthroscopy. Arthrex Annual Foot & Ankle Fellows Course. Naples, FL. March 14, 2013

Indications and Contraindications of Total Ankle Replacement. SBI STAR training course. Fort Lauderdale, FL. March 8, 2013

Instructor for SBI STAR Total Ankle training course. Fort Lauderdale, FL. March 8, 2013

The “All Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure. A prospective Study of 30 Consecutive Patients. American College of Foot Ankle Surgeons 71st Annual Scientific Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. February 12, 2013

Current Concepts in Total Ankle Replacement. Florida Podiatric Medical Association Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. January 18, 2013.

The “All Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure. Florida Podiatric Medical Association Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. January 18, 2013.

Common Foot & Ankle Pain. Community lecture at Doctors Hospital. Sarasota, FL. January 15, 2013.

Complete Plantar Plate Repair. Arthrex Foot & Ankle Masters Course. Naples, FL. January 13, 2013.

Proximal 1st metatarsal Hallux Valgus Correction Options. Arthrex Foot & Ankle Masters Course. Naples, FL. January 13, 2013.

S.T.A.R. total ankle VIP lab instructor. Indianapolis, IN. November 6, 2013

The Internal Brace. Arthrex Foot & Ankle Masters Course. Naples, FL. January 13, 2013.

The “All Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom. Arthrex Team One VIP meeting. Tampa, FL. October 17, 2012.

Indications and Contraindications of Total Ankle Replacement. SBI Ankle Arthritis Course. Milwaukee, WI. September 29, 2012.

Complications of Total Ankle Replacement. SBI Ankle Arthritis Course. Milwaukee, WI. September 29, 2012.

Surgical Treatment of Lateral Ankle Sprains: The Modified Brostrom Procedure. Arthrex Arthroscopic and Sports Medicine Master Course.
Naples, FL. July 27, 2012.

Surgical Treatment of Posterior Heel Pain. Arthrex Arthroscopic and Sports Medicine Master Course.
Naples, FL. July 27, 2012.

“All Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure. Florida Podiatric Medical Association Summer Meeting. Bonita Springs, FL. June 22, 2012.

Current Concepts of Total Ankle Replacement. Florida Podiatric Medical Association Summer Meeting. Bonita Springs, FL. June 22, 2012.

Treatment of Ankle Fractures and Syndesmotic Diastasis. Arthrex FPMA Summer Meeting Lab. Naples, FL. June 21, 2012.

Common Causes of Foot & Ankle Pain. Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Lakewood Ranch, FL. June 19, 2012.

Indications & Contraindications of S.T.A.R. Total Ankle Replacement. Panama City, FL. June 10, 2012.

Ankle Joint Replacement Current Options. Doctor’s Hospital. Sarasota, FL.
April 5, 2012

Treatment of Metatarsal Fractures. American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 72nd annual meeting. San Antonio, TX. March 3, 2012

S.T.A.R. Total Ankle Replacement from a Surgeons Perspective. SBI regional meeting. Atlanta, GA. February 3, 2012.

Midfoot Surgical Solutions. New York Annual Podiatric Foot and Ankle meeting. New York, NY. January 27, 2012.

Treatment of Ankle and Syndesmotic Injuries. Advanced Arthroscopic and Sports Medicine meeting. Arthrex world headquarters Naples, FL. January 13-14, 2012.

Treatment of Ankle and Syndesmotic Injuries. Foot & Ankle Fellows meeting. Arthrex world headquarters Naples, FL. December 9-10, 2011.

FDL Tendon Transfer in Stage II Flatfoot. Foot & Ankle Fellows meeting. Arthrex world headquarters Naples, FL. December 9-10, 2011.

Treatment of Syndesmotic Injuries. NEOPMA Supersaver meeting. Cleveland, OH. October 21-23, 2011.

FHL Tendon Transfer. NEOPMA Supersaver meeting. Cleveland, OH. October 21-23, 2011.

Speedbridge for the repair of Haglund’s deformity. NEOPMA Supersaver meeting. Cleveland, OH. October 21-23, 2011.

Small Joint Arthroscopy. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Arthroscopic Course. Chicago, IL. September 25-26, 2011.
Lesser Metatarsal Pathology. Seattle Clinical Concepts Foot & Ankle meeting. Seattle, WA. September 16-17, 2011.

Soft Tissue Considerations in Flatfoot Reconstruction. Seattle Clinical Concepts Foot & Ankle meeting. Seattle, WA. September 16-17, 2011.

Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis. Seattle Clinical Concepts Foot & Ankle meeting. Seattle, WA. September 16-17, 2011.

Surgical Management of the Achilles Tendon. Seattle Clinical Concepts Foot & Ankle meeting. Seattle, WA. September 16-17, 2011.

Current Concepts in Total Ankle Replacement. FPMA Summer meeting. Boca Raton, FL. June 17, 2011.

Lapidus Arthrodesis. FPMA Summer meeting. Boca Raton, FL. June 17, 2011.

Opening wedge procedure for Hallux Valgus. FPMA Summer meeting. Boca Raton, FL. June 17, 2011.

Anterior Ankle Joint Arthroscopy Techniques. Advanced Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy meeting. Arthrex World Headquarters Naples, FL. June 30, 2011.

Intramedullary Nailing of the Hindfoot and Ankle in Charcot. ACFAS 69th annual Scientific Conference Pre-Course Cadaver Lab. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. March 8, 2011.

Indications and Contraindications of Total Ankle Replacement. Salto Total Ankle training lab / Lab Instructor. Dallas, TX. January 29-30th 2011.

Locking Plate Technology in the Foot and Ankle. Depuy National Sales meeting. Orlando, FL. January 22, 2011.

Masters Foot and Ankle Forefoot, Rearfoot and Ankle Reconstruction. Farmington Hills, Mi. December 18, 2010.

Salto Total Ankle Implant Surgical Technique. Lab Instructor. Fort Myers, FL. November 19, 2010.

Opening Wedge Plate Fixation for Hallux Valgus. Northeastern Ohio Academy of Podiatric Medicine 23rd Annual Supersaver Seminar. Cleveland, OH. October 29, 2010.

Current Concepts In Subtalar Joint Arthroeresis. Northeastern Ohio Academy of Podiatric Medicine 23rd Annual Supersaver Seminar. Cleveland, OH. October 29, 2010.

Surgical Treatment of Calcaneal Fractures. Northeastern Ohio Academy of Podiatric Medicine 23rd Annual Supersaver Seminar. Cleveland, OH. October 29, 2010.

Hallux Valgus Surgical Solutions. Arthrex Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Masters Course. Naples, FL. October 22-23, 2010.

Principles of Subtalar Joint Arthroscopy. Arthrex Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Masters Course. Naples, FL. October 22-23, 2010.

Treatment of Ankle Fractures. Arthrex Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Masters Course. Naples, FL. October 22-23, 2010.

Tightrope Repair of the Syndesmosis. Arthrex National Small Joint Sales Meeting. Naples, FL. October 15-16, 2010

Techniques In Small Joint Arthroscopy. Arthrex National Small Joint Sales Meeting. Naples, FL. October 15-16, 2010.

Masters Foot and Ankle Forefoot, Rearfoot and Ankle Reconstruction. Farmington Hills, Mi. September 17, 2010.
Soft Tissue Injuries in High Energy Trauma. AO Advanced Foot and Ankle course. La Jolla, CA. September 8-11, 2010.

AONA Foot and Ankle Advanced Surgery Course Instructor. La Jolla, CA
September 8-11, 2010

Treatment of Calcaneal Fractures. Depuy Masters Foot and Ankle Surgical Symposium. Miami, FL. July 29-30, 2010

Medial Column Fusions. Depuy Masters Foot and Ankle Surgical Symposium. Miami, FL. July 29-30, 2010.

Ankle Fractures. Faculty Symposium. Arthrex World Headquarters. Naples, FL
June 11-12, 2010

Foot & Ankle Fellows course: Course Chairman. Arthrex World Headquarters, Naples, FL. June 4-5, 2010

Total Ankle Replacement with the Salto Implant. Newark, NJ. May 14, 2010.

Hallux Rigidus, Ankle Instability, Ankle Fractures and Syndesmotic Injuries. New York Foot & Ankle Masters Course. Long Island, NY. May 8, 2010

Ankle and Rearfoot Reconstruction: Current concepts. Jacksonville, FL.
April 28, 2010

Ankle Arthrodesis. AONA Foot and Ankle Basic Course. Orlando, FL.
March 11-14, 2010

Principles of Plate Fixation. AONA Foot and Ankle Basic Course. Orlando, FL.
March 11-14, 2010

AONA Foot and Ankle Basic Surgery Course Instructor. Orlando, FL.
March 11-14, 2010

Midfoot & Forefoot Applications of Depuy Locking plates. ACFAS National Annual meeting. Las Vegas, NV. February 24, 2010

Masters Foot & Ankle Course Instructor: Forefoot Solutions. Arthrex World Headquarters. Naples, FL. October 24, 2009

Ankle and Hindfoot Reconstruction: Current concepts. Grand Rapids, MI.
December 19, 2009

Subtalar Arthroscopy Principles. Arthrex World Headquarters. Naples, FL. November 21, 2009.

Basic Arthroscopic Course Instructor: Foot and Ankle. Arthrex World Headquarters. Naples, FL. November 21, 2009.

AONA Foot and Ankle Basic Surgery Course Instructor. Los Angeles, Ca. November 5-9, 2009

Masters Foot & Ankle Course Instructor: Forefoot Solutions. Arthrex World Headquarters. Naples, FL. October 24, 2009

Current Treatment Options of Pes Planus. Michigan Podiatric Medical
Association Summer Meeting. Bay Harbor, MI. July 9, 2009

Current Concepts In Subtalar Arthroereisis. Michigan Podiatric Medical
Association Summer Meeting. Bay Harbor, MI. July 9, 2009

Arthrex Ankle Fracture Cadaver Lab Training. Arthrex World Headquarters.
Naples, FL. August 31, 2009.

Case study moderator. Stryker Orthopedics Foot & Ankle Grand Rounds.
June 18, 2009. Lakewood Ranch, FL.

Masters Foot & Ankle Lab Instructor. Arthrex. Austin, TX May 28-29, 2009
Masters Foot & Ankle Course Instructor Athrex World Headquarters Naples, FL. May 2, 2009.

Current Concepts in Subtalar Arthroeresis. Arthrex Dinner Meeting. Sarasota, FL. April 2009.

Transosseous fixation of the syndesmosis: A comparison of the Arthrex Tightrope versus traditional AO screw fixation: A report of 50 cases.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 69th Annual Scientific Meeting
Manuscript Competition
March 2009

Foot and Ankle Solutions. Arthrex ACFAS dinner presentation. Washington, DC. March 5, 2009

Master Foot & Ankle Course Instructor Arthrex World Headquarters Naples, FL.
Feb 14, 2009

Lapidus Arthrodesis. Florida Podiatric Medical Association SAM Meeting. Orlando, FL. Jan 2009

Current Treatments for Ankle Arthrosis. Florida Podiatric Medical Association SAM Meeting. Orlando, FL. Jan 2009

Arthrex WebX. Syndesmotic Injuries round table internet discussion
www.arthrex.com December 2, 2008

Treatment of Syndesmotic disruptions with the Arthrex Tightrope. Michigan Podiatric Medical Association Annual meeting. August 2008.

Current treatment of Hallux Valgus with the opening wedge plate and Mini-TightRope. Michigan Podiatric Medical Association Annual meeting. August 2008.

Lapidus Arthrodesis with the Arthrex locking plate. Gainesville FL- July 2008

Advanced Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Techniques. Sarasota FL- June 2008

Lateral Ankle Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment. Sarasota FL- Family Practice meeting. Jan 29, 2008

Osteotomies and Tendon Transfers for Stage II Pes Planus. Florida Podiatric Medical Association SAM Meeting Jan 10, 2008

Master Foot & Ankle Course Instructor Arthrex World Headquarters Naples, FL.
Jan 3, 2008.

State 1-2 PTTD: Surgical Treatment. Central Ohio Podiatric Grand Rounds
Jan. 2007

Common Foot and Ankle Conditions. Sarasota FL- Family Practice meeting
Nov. 2007

Opening Wedge Plate / Syndesmotic Repair with the Arthrex Tightrope
Private Masters’s course- Sarasota, FL
Nov. 2007

Research Competitions:

Comparison of the Knotless vs Pushlock modifications to the “All-Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure in 110 consecutive Patients: A prospective study
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 75th Annual Scientific Meeting. Oral Manuscript Competition
February 2017

Use of Dehydrated Amniotic Membrane Allograft in Anterior Approach Total Ankle Arthroplasty.
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 75th Annual Scientific Meeting. Poster Competition
February 2017

Use of Incisonal Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Decreases Post Operative Wound Complications in Anterior Approach Total Ankle Arthroplasty
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 75th Annual Scientific Meeting. Poster Competition
February 2017

A Critical Radiographic Analysis of Coronal Plane Deformity Correction using a 3 Piece Mobile Bearing Ankle Joint Replacement System: A Prospective Study of 63 Patients.
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 75th Annual Scientific Meeting. Poster Competition
February 2017

Relationship Between BMI and Complications in Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Single Surgeons Experience
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 75th Annual Scientific Meeting. Poster Competition
February 2017

The “All-Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure with an additional suture anchor augmentation: A prospective study of 45 consecutive patients.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 74th Annual Scientific Meeting
Oral Manuscript Competition
February 2016.

A Biomechanical Comparison of 3 Different Arthroscopic Lateral Ankle Stabilization Techniques in 36 Cadaveric Ankles.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 74th Annual Scientific Meeting
Oral Manuscript Competition
February 2016

Conversion of painful ankle arthrodesis to total ankle arthroplasty: A case series with short-term outcomes.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 74th Annual Scientific Meeting
Poster Competition
February 2016.

Restoring the anatomy of calcaneal fractures: A simple technique with radiographic review.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 74th Annual Scientific Meeting
Poster Competition
February 2016.

Evaluation of a new knotless suture anchor repair in acute Achilles tendon ruptures:  A biomechanical comparison of 3 techniques.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting
Poster Competition.
February 2016.

Endoscopic Treatment in 46 Patients with Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: A Prospective Study.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 74th Annual Scientific Meeting
Poster Competition
February 2016.

Arthroscopic Debridement of the Plantar Fascia: A Prospective Study of 19 Patients.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting
Oral Manuscript Competition.
February 2015.

Evaluation of a new knotless suture anchor repair in acute Achilles tendon ruptures:  A biomechanical comparison of 3 techniques.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting
Poster Competition.
February 2015.

Coronal Plane Deformity Correction with a 3 Piece Total Ankle Implant.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting
Oral Manuscript Competition.
February 2015.

Surgical Repair of Turf Toe Utilizing a New Bone Tunnel Technique: A Prospective Study on 5 patients.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting
Poster Competition.
February 2015.

A Biomechanical comparison of 3 different Arthroscopic lateral ankle stabilization techniques in 36 cadaveric ankles.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting
Poster Competition.
February 2015.

Arthroscopic Brostrom with a Suture Anchor Augmentation.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting
Poster Competition.
February 2015.

A retrospective review of 50 open Modified Brostroms vs. 50 “All inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedures.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting
Poster Competition
Honorable Mention
February 2014.

Endoscopic Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting
Poster Competition
February 2014.

The “All Inside” Arthroscopic Brostrom Procedure. A Prospective Study of 30 consecutive patients.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 71st Annual Scientific Meeting
Oral Manuscript Competition
2nd place Paper out of 70 submissions
February 2013.

A Biomechanical Comparison of a Locking Plate with Intra Plate Compression Screw vs Locking Plate with Plantar Interfragmentary Screw for the Lapidus Arthrodesis. A Cadaveric Study.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 71st Annual Scientific Meeting
Oral Manuscript Competition
February 2013.

Does the Arthrex® Tightrope Provide Maintenance of the Distal Tibiofibular Syndesmosis? A 2 Year Follow-Up of 64 Tightropes in 37 patients.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 71st Annual Scientific Meeting
Oral Manuscript Competition
February 2013.

Does the Arthrex® Tightrope Provide Maintenance of the Distal Tibiofibular Syndesmosis? A 2 Year Follow-Up of 64 Tightropes in 37 patients.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 70th Annual Scientific Meeting
Poster Competition
March 2012

An Alternative Method of Fixation of the Lapidus Arthrodesis with a Plantar Interfragmentary Screw and Low Profile Medial Locking Plate
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 70th Annual Scientific Meeting
Poster Competition
March 2012

All -Inside Arthroscopic Lateral Ankle Stabilization Using A Modified Brostrom Technique. A Prospective Study of 10 Patients.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 70th Annual Scientific Meeting
Poster Competition
March 2012

Treatment of Syndesmotic Injuries with the Arthrex TightRope™: A Report of 25 Cases
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 68th Annual Scientific Meeting
Manuscript Competition
Honorable Mention paper
February 2008

Flexor Hallucis Longus tendon Transfer for Chronic Achilles Tendinosis: A report of 62 Cases
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 68th Annual Scientific Meeting
Manuscript Competition
3rd place paper
February 2008

Treatment of Lisfranc Injuries with the Arthrex MiniTightRope™: A report of 3 cases
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 68th Annual Scientific Meeting
Manuscript Competition
February 2008

Management of Displaced Metatarsal Fractures in Patients with Diabetes Using a Locked Plating System: A report of 3 cases.
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 70th Annual Scientific Meeting
Poster Competition
February 2010

Prospective Clinical Outcomes of Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures Using Delta Frame Construct External Fixators
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting Poster Competition
1st Place award
March 2005

Prospective Clinical Outcomes of Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures Using Delta Frame External Fixators
Michigan Podiatric Medical Association Resident Research Presentation Competition
1st Place award
June 2004

Loxosceles reclusa: A case report
Michigan Podiatric Medical Association Resident Case report Competition
September, 2003.

Hospital Affiliations

Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota, FL
Doctor’s Hospital- Sarasota, FL
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center- Lakewood Ranch, FL
Desoto Memorial Hospital- Arcadia, FL
Blake Hospital- Bradenton, FL

Certifications & Affiliations

Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Double Board Certified in Foot & Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
American Podiatric Medical Association
Michigan Podiatric Medical Association
Florida Podiatric Medical Association
AO/ASIF Fellow/Alumni Member
Reviewer Foot & Ankle Specialist 2008-present
Reviewer Journal Foot and Ankle Surgery 2008-present
AO North America Foot and Ankle Faculty Instructor Since 2007
BLS/ ACLS Certified
Passed NBPME National boards Part I and II
Passed PMLexis State Licensing Exam
Michigan State License # 5901002108
Ohio State License #3432
Florida State License PO 3305

Personal Data

Born on September 18, 1974 in Lansing, Michigan
Hobbies include soccer, boating, fishing, and playing the guitar