Sunday, July 21, 2024

Ankle Fusion Surgery | Dr. Kevin Lam #toppodiatrist #footsurgeon


Foot pain can significantly impact daily life, making even simple tasks challenging. When conservative treatments like medication, physical therapy, and orthotics fail to alleviate severe ankle pain, ankle fusion surgery may be considered. This procedure involves fusing the bones of the ankle joint to eliminate motion and provide stability. By doing so, it can effectively reduce pain and improve function for patients with arthritis, deformities, or severe injuries. While the recovery process involves several weeks of immobilization and physical therapy, many patients find that the long-term relief and enhanced quality of life are well worth the effort.


About 7 months out, we had a mini arthrotomy surgery arthrodesis for  ankle arthritis. Okay.

So the mini arthrotomy is on either side right here, making a low cut so we don't make a big incision
and just clean it all out, took some bone graft from here to stick it in there, the screws you saw is a tripod screw

So one, two, and three tripod screw.

So everything is good now. 

Before surgery, how much pain did you have, sir?

"A ten, a lot of times"

A ten, okay.

"It got to where I couldn't walk at all"

Got it, got it.

"I just stay home" [laughs]

But now, how much pain do you have now?


So now your wife has to keep up with you now, right?


The opposite. Okay, good stuff.

It looks really good. It actually looks awesome.  I don't have to see you for 6 months now, but everything healed up great.

Are you happy with it?


Ten to zero.

"Oh yeah. Pain is gone, that's all I was after"

Well, congratulations

The ankle fusion -- move the ankle around.

Now you won't even know you had an ankle fusion.

Because people are always confused,
they think it's going to be stiff legs

Not true.

The ankle fusion is there, solid but your joint movement is from the other joints
around the ankle and I think you're going to do well

So I think we're doing good. Awesome.

So the ankle fusion is this joint right up here, right?

He's getting motion out of the subtalar joint as well as talonavicular and the calcaneocuboid joint

All these other joints around there are moving very well
but you're seeing a lot of motion through here 
because we locked up the ankle.

Well, before he was having ankle arthritis, right?

So he was having a lot of pain right here

Locked that up with a fusion with screws.

A lot of people don't understand that --

-- or they think that the ankle fusion 
is going to really limit you

Actually it increases your life.

I mean, this person had 10 out of 10 pain

Now the patient is going on one mile walks

walking the dog, walking with the wife.

So it makes a huge difference

Yes we do total ankle implants but they're

I will say for a limited amount of patients

but the ankle fusion is still the gold standard guys.

So here you go. Thank you.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Rigid equinus from residual club foot

 Mission work from St. Lucia. Rigid equinus from residual club foot. Patient was brought over by a missionary to seek help in the USA. "God, brought her to you, he said." Humbled and happy that this young lady is now leading a good life back home able to walk and now has a family of her own. Prior she was not able to take care of herself, we take for granted the ability to walk @footlegcenter Sometimes we forget with all the insurance regulations and prior authorizations that our skill is needed in this world. AI is not taking this over.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

#TBT #trauma case

 #TBT some good ole fashioned #trauma case. patient unable to walk due to the contracture of the foot and ankle in varus. #ilizarov method and teamwork with #orthopedics to remove their rod in the leg with specific timing allowed for healing of a nonunion of the tibia as well as deformity correction. a 90 degrees foot to the ankle is a dream to achieve in these corrections. @footlegcenter

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Arthroscopic Ankle fusion


Arthroscopic Ankle fusion in our older population, pain-free ambulation after 8 weeks. When open ankle fusion or ankle implants are not even an option. @footlegcenter

Living with Ankle Arthritis? Discover the Benefits of Ankle Fusion!

Are you or someone you know struggling with the pain and limitations of ankle arthritis? You're not alone, and there's hope on the horizon! 🦶✨

🦶 What is Ankle Arthritis?

Ankle arthritis occurs when the cartilage in the ankle joint wears down, causing pain, swelling, and difficulty in movement. This can make everyday activities challenging and reduce your quality of life. 😔

🦶What is Ankle Fusion?

Ankle fusion, or arthrodesis, is a surgical procedure that involves fusing the bones of the ankle joint together. This helps eliminate pain by stopping the movement of the joint, providing a stable and strong foundation. 

Benefits of Ankle Fusion:

1. Pain Relief: Say goodbye to chronic pain! Ankle fusion can significantly reduce or eliminate pain, allowing you to enjoy life again. 

2. Improved Mobility: With a stable and strong ankle, you'll find it easier to walk, stand, and engage in daily activities. 

3. Increased Functionality: Regain the ability to perform tasks that were once difficult or impossible. 

4. Long-Lasting Results: Ankle fusion offers a durable solution, often lasting a lifetime without the need for further surgery. 

Is Ankle Fusion Right for You?

Consult with an orthopedic specialist to discuss your symptoms and explore if ankle fusion is the best option for your specific condition. Personalized medical advice is crucial! 🩺

We're here to help you step forward with confidence.

#AnkleArthritis #AnkleFusion #PainRelief #OrthopedicSurgery #HealthyLiving

Monday, May 27, 2024

Lam Bunionectomy: A Game Changer in Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery! #TopPodiatrist #Bunion


Dr. Kevin Lam, renowned as a top podiatrist and a leading expert in foot and ankle surgery, introduces a revolutionary technique designed to transform the way bunions are treated.

Get an exclusive look at how the Lam Bunionectomy offers patients a faster, less painful recovery period compared to traditional surgery methods. Whether you're suffering from painful bunions or are looking for the latest advancements in podiatric surgery, this video is a must-watch. Dr. Lam's expertise and innovative approach make him a trusted name in the field, offering hope and healing to those struggling with foot and ankle issues. What you need to know about bunionectomies. Don't do a bunionectomy until you see this result Lam Bunionectomy. Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery Call: 239 430 3668 option 2 at voice prompt for 24/7 self scheduling Patient portal link: The Family Foot & Leg Center (FFLC) boasts a network of state-of-the-art clinics strategically located across Collier, Lee, Charlotte, and Sarasota Counties, ensuring that no matter where you are in Florida, expert foot and ankle care is within reach. Our mission is to help you overcome your foot and ankle challenges swiftly and effectively, so you can return to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible. With our advanced treatment options and a team of dedicated specialists, FFLC is committed to providing you with the best care possible, conveniently located right in your neighborhood. CONTACT US - WEBSITE - INSTAGRAM -   / footlegcenter   FACEBOOK -   / toppodiatrist   TWITTER -   / drkevinlamdpm   #bunion #bunionsurgery #bunionpain # bunionectomy #noscarbunion #painlessbunionsurgery #scarlessbunion #bigtoe #podiatrist #podiatry #bunions #Naples #PortCharlotte #CapeCoral #FortMyers #Estero #LeeCounty

Friday, May 17, 2024

Hammertoe Tendon Release -- No blade, no sutures! #toppodiatrist #floridapodiatrist #fflc


Serving Southwest Florida Since 2005, Family Foot & Leg Center has 9 convenient locations throughout Collier, Lee, Charlotte, and Sarasota Counties. Offering pediatric to geriatric family care: Ingrown Toenails, Heel Pain, Bunions, Foot / Ankle Arthritis Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Foot / Ankle Surgery, Custom Orthotics, and Diabetic Wound Care. In office X-rays, ultrasounds, and minor surgical suite exam rooms. Practice powered by EMR and advanced technologies. Home of the Lam Minimal Invasive No-Scar Bunion Surgery!

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