Friday, April 26, 2024

Revolutionizing Foot Care: The Power of Standing CT Scan at Family Foot & Leg Center

In the realm of foot care, precision is paramount. Every step, every movement, holds valuable information that can guide diagnosis and treatment. Yet, traditional imaging methods often fall short, unable to capture the full scope of foot pathologies in real-life conditions. That's where Standing CT Scan technology steps in, offering a revolutionary approach to foot diagnostics and treatment planning.

At Family Foot & Leg Center, we're proud to lead the charge in embracing this cutting-edge technology. Standing CT Scan enables us to see pathologies while patients are standing, providing a comprehensive view of foot structure and function. Unlike traditional plain films, which offer limited insights and may vary between sitting and standing positions, Standing CT Scan delivers consistent, accurate results, mirroring the weight-bearing conditions of daily life.

Why Standing CT Scan?

The significance of Standing CT Scan lies in its ability to capture foot pathologies in their natural state – under the pressure of weight-bearing. This dynamic imaging approach allows us to assess foot conditions as they present themselves during movement, providing invaluable insights into gait abnormalities, joint alignment issues, and other factors contributing to foot pain and discomfort.

The Benefits for Medial Sesamoiditis

One area where Standing CT Scan truly shines is in medial sesamoiditis. The benefits of Standing CT Scan for medial sesamoiditis are truly transformative. This innovative imaging technology allows us to precisely visualize the sesamoid bones and surrounding structures while the patient is standing, offering unparalleled insights into the extent and nature of the condition. By accurately pinpointing the location and severity of sesamoiditis, our team of skilled podiatrists can tailor treatment plans to address the root cause of the problem effectively. Whether it involves conservative measures such as orthotics and physical therapy or more advanced interventions like medial sesamoidectomy, Standing CT Scan empowers us to provide patients with personalized care that yields optimal outcomes. With this groundbreaking technology at our disposal, we can alleviate pain, restore function, and improve the overall quality of life for individuals suffering from medial sesamoiditis.

Leading the Way in Foot Care

Family Foot & Leg Center stands at the forefront of innovation in foot care. As the only practice in Southwest Florida equipped with Standing CT Scan technology, we're committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of care. Our team of experienced podiatrists combines advanced technology with personalized treatment plans, ensuring that each patient receives tailored solutions that address their unique needs.

Experience Better Technology, Better Care

In a field where precision is everything, Standing CT Scan sets a new standard for foot diagnostics and treatment. Experience the difference at Family Foot & Leg Center – where better technology means better care. Schedule your appointment today and take the first step towards healthier, happier feet.

With multiple centers conveniently located throughout Lee, Collier, Sarasota, and Charlotte Counties in Florida, exceptional foot care is just a phone call away. Contact us at (239) 430-3668 (FOOT) option 2 and see the difference that Standing CT Scan can make in your foot health journey.

Don't let foot pain hold you back. Discover the power of Standing CT Scan at Family Foot & Leg Center and step into a future of better foot care today.


Hey, this is Dr. Lam here, just came out of surgery, taken out the medial sesamoid -- medial sesamoiditis on a patient that's a diabetic and she keeps on having this pre-ulcerative lesion down there at the medial sesamoid.

So having a stand up CT scanner has been a great addition to our practice. We're able to see pathology at weight bearing, we are able to cut up the foot in different sections for us to see the pathology for the detail.

This was impossible prior to having this CT scanner. So great diagnostic tools with the suspicion for a problem we could figure out a lot of different pathologies that others may have missed.

So at the Family Foot & Leg Center "we keep you walking" -- only the best for our patients.

Well this is a case of an enlarged medial sesamoid on a patient. Medial sesamoid being right here. It's hard to see on the plain film, you can look at the lateral view right here you can't really see much of that either.

Someone else did the bunionectomy many years ago and there you go,

I'm not here to make it beautiful but she has a lot of pain sub medial sesamoid. We're gonna go all the way over here, we're gonna see on the CT scan why she's feeling the pain right here.

See that sesamoid, it's really enlarged and we did ultrasound scans about three millimeters from the surface of the skin so having the ability to be able to go through a CT scanner like this via weight bearing it is very important for patient care and we have this available at Family Foot & Leg Center for our patients, we're able to take care of this patient immediately in the office via excision of that medial sesamoid.

This medial sesamoid measured about 2 cm,as you may or may not know these bones are not supposed to be that big, they're supposed to be probably about one centimeter at most. This is the bone we're talking about, medial sesamoid right here, there are other drawings in here but this is the medial sesamoid.

As you can see, it's supposed to be nice, round, hers is very degenerated and again this is how it's supposed to look. That is very normal, we all have this -- there's enough fat, supposed to be enough fat right here to cushion this but when it's enlarged and arthritic -- and arthritic because it's probably a repeat trauma or just arthritic from years of arthritis in the first metatarsal phalangeal joint, the big toe joint, if this gets enlarged when this gets enlarged right here, the sesamoid becomes almost like a rock pushing -- trying to push through the bottom of the skin and that's happening in our diabetic patients.

So again having a CT scan and having the ability to see the CT cutting the foot into many pieces while you're standing, it's great for us diagnostically in order to help treat patients effectively.

At the Family Foot & Leg Center, only the best.

We take pride in our expansive network of cutting-edge clinics spread strategically throughout 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.

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