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Kyle S. Peterson, DPM, AACFAS
Suburban Orthopaedics

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery is performed to repair defects in the body caused by developmental abnormalities, congenital deformities, tumors, or infections.

Trauma Surgery

Trauma refers to injuries of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels,

Sports Medicine

Involves treating sports injuries which occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising


Ankle Replacements Becoming More Common as Technology Improves

You’ve probably heard of knee and hip replacements, but there’s another joint that can give you just as many problems. Total ankle replacements are becoming more common as people deal with foot pain and technology improves. Source: WHOtv Read more

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Why does the top of my foot hurt?

The foot has a complex set of tendons, muscles, joints, and bones that enable it to work properly, as well as withstand walking, standing, and other everyday movements. Many health conditions and injuries, however, can upset the foot’s movement and balance, causing problems and pain. Source: Medical News Today Read more

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Lower complication rate seen with endoscopic vs open excision of os trigonum

Although results from this study demonstrated both open and endoscopic excision of the os trigonum for athletes with posterior ankle impingement led to good function and pain outcomes, endoscopic treatment had a lower complication rate and a shorter time to return to full activities. Source: Healio Read more

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Age-Related Outcome of Mobile-Bearing Total Ankle Replacement

The aim of this study was to investigate clinical and radiographic outcomes in patients 50 years and younger vs patients older than 50 years undergoing total ankle replacement. Seventy consecutive patients who underwent primary total ankle replacement were included in this retrospective study. Source: Healio Read more

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Integra LifeSciences announces full launch of Cadence total ankle system

According to a company press release, the system was developed by four top foot and ankle surgeons and has been used successfully in more than 200 procedures since its initial clinical use more than 1 year ago. In that time, instrumentation updates and enhanced surgeon training have been introduced to further improve quality, patient safety […]

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Elderly patients with foot pain at increased risk for falls

Patients with severe foot pain have an increased risk for falling compared with those with less intense pain, according to recently published research in Gerontology. Source: Healio Read more

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For many, winter is fall season

Icy conditions cause falls and broken ankles With serious winter weather occurring weekly, injuries from ice-related falls inevitably occur. Elgin foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Kyle Peterson, says slips and falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures. Dr. Peterson, a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon, says the ankle joint […]

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When Is Heel Pain Nerve Pain?

Although clinicians may assume plantar fasciopathy is always the cause of heel pain, the heel pain may be due to multiple etiologies. Citing the diagnostic advantages of ultrasonography, peripheral nerve blocks and neurosensory testing, this author says one can provide more tailored treatment for patients. Source: Podiatry Today Read more

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One-year syndesmotic injury outcomes better with suture endobutton than screws

The suture endobutton group had a smaller difference in maximal dorsiflexion between the injured, noninjured side at follow-up. Source: Healio Read more

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3D printing: Customized insoles for diabetes patients

In the past, insoles for patients with diabetes were hand-made by orthopedic shoemakers. In the future, these specialist shoemakers will be able to produce insoles more cost-effectively thanks to new software and the use of 3D printers Source: Science Daily Read more

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Total ankle arthroplasty improved gait in patients with OA, rheumatoid arthritis

Total ankle arthroplasty yielded superior preoperative and postoperative parameters of gait among patients with osteoarthritis, while greater improvements in parameters of gait were found among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to study results presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting. Source: Healio Read more

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Non-healing tissue from diabetic foot ulcers reprogrammed as pluripotent stem cells

Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, led by Jonathan Garlick, have established for the first time that skin cells from diabetic foot ulcers can be reprogrammed to acquire properties of embryonic-like cells. These induced pluripotent stem cells might someday be used to treat […]

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Improved function seen after conversion of ankle arthrodesis to total ankle arthroplasty

Investigators of this study found conversion of ankle arthrodesis to total ankle arthroplasty improved function and offered pain relief to most patients at short-term follow-up. Source: Healio Read more

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ORIF, new casting method showed similar results for unstable ankle fractures

SAN DIEGO — Treatment of overtly unstable malleolar fractures with close contact casting showed outcomes equivalent to those of open reduction and internal fixation among elderly patients and were associated with a cost reduction in results of a multicenter study presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, here. Source: Healio Read more

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Minimal soft tissue dissection, careful suture placement are keys to limited incision repair of acute midsubstance Achilles tendon rupture

Acute midsubstance Achilles tendon ruptures, an increasingly common athletic injury in patients 30 years to 50 years old, can result in significant functional limitation and decreased quality of life. The management of these injuries is controversial, with no consensus in the literature regarding the use of surgical treatment or optimal repair technique. Source: Healio Read […]

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