Flatfoot is a foot condition in which the arch of the foot has either partially or totally dropped or has never developed. While it is common in babies and small children, it can become a problem for them in adulthood if the arch never forms. For adults, the development of flat feet can be brought upon by injury, as a result of pregnancy due to increased elasticity, or obesity. Those who have health concerns such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes may also be at greater risk for developing the condition. Read the full article.
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"Striving for Excellence in Healthcare One Foot at a Time!"
As Podiatric Surgeons we treat a wide variety of common podiatric maladies, such as structural conditions including bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, heel pain, neuromas, diabetic foot issues and arthritic conditions. We also specialize in treating trauma induced injuries such as ligament tears, ankle sprains, fractures of the foot and ankle and injuries associated with professional and recreational sports. Another area of expertise is treatment of congenital conditions in children. As foot and ankle surgeons, these are only a few of the many lower extremity maladies that we treat.
Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center, LLC is proud to announce that we have introduced regenerative medicine into our practice. Please take your time to acquaint yourself with the scope of our practice.
Congratulations to Tatiana A. Wellens, DPM, PhD. FACFAS who is now a Fellow of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons. She has completed the Advanced Peripheral Nerve Surgery Course and has expanded her knowledge in peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Wellens is honored to be one of the 8 surgeons selected by the society to complete the course that is only offered once a year at the New England University College of Medicine. She has completed over 7,000 operations already and continues to expand her knowledge.
The A.E.N.S. was founded as a society to promote the collaborative study and development of medical research regarding the treatment of extremity nerve disease. Membership is inclusive of MD, DO, DPM, PHD and medical student individuals interested in furthering the dissemination of current knowledge and development of basic medical research in peripheral nerve disease.
Podiatry practice adds retail component for one-stop service
Like most podiatrists and podiatric surgeons, Tatiana Wellens-Bruschayt, DPM, and Maria Jaramillo-Dolan, DPM, of the Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center in Winter Haven spend a lot of time counseling patients with diabetes on proper foot care. Traditionally, that meant directing them to a source for special shoes designed for people with diabetes.
Then, in 2009, the doctors had an inspiration. Why not have an on-site shoe store to which they could direct their patients?
As shoe store manager Steve Fletcher explains it, this was really a matter of extrapolating an idea used by a similar business and custom-fitting it to their own industry. He points to the popular eyeglasses chains often found in shopping malls.
“The optometrist examines you and says you need glasses; then the business takes care of the product you need,” Fletcher said. “We were sending patients away to buy the shoes our doctors prescribed, and our marketing director recognized that it would be better customer service to provide them right here.” Read full article here
Dr. Wellens has been in practice in Polk County, Florida since 1999. She is president of Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center, LLC and has been trained in top medical institutions worldwide including South Miami Hospital, Baptist Health Systems Hospital, Ilizarov Institute for External Fixation in Russia, and Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her Ph.D in biomedical sciences in 2002 and is only one of few podiatrists in the United States to carry a degree of Doctor of podiatric medicine as well as Ph.D. Dr. Wellens is board certified by the American College of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow with American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She has performed over 4000 operations on foot and ankle and has been actively involved in clinical research directly associated with approval of medical devices through Food and Drug Administration. She is currently heading podiatric practice that specializes in medicine and reconstructive surgery of foot and ankle, which is the largest practice in Polk County, Florida. In her free time, Dr. Wellens enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, working out, and spending time with her two sons.
Dr. Jaramillo obtained her Doctorate degree from Barry University in 1998. She then obtained extensive training in Sports Medicine, Podopediatric conditions and Biomechanics at Cedars Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Dr. Jaramillo-Dolan was then board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery after completing extensive training in foot and ankle surgery at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, NY. Dr. Jaramillo-Dolan is also highly trained in Diabetic Limb Salvage, wound care and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Finally being fluent in both English and Spanish has aided her success in private practice at Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center, LLC.
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Plantar Fasciitis Surgery using new Tenex Procedure (learn more)
CFFA's New Services
Plantar fasciitis or achilles tendonitis, an inflammation, irritation and swelling of the tendon, comes from an injury or doing the things you love or need to do-over and over again. Repetitive motions, no matter how ordinary, can cause small micro tears that occur each time you use your tendon. When the micro tears do not heal properly, tendinosis (tendon degeneration) can occur. Percutaneous tenotomy or percutaneous fasciotomy, using ultrasonic energy powered by the Tenex Health TXT System, is a safe and quick procedure specially designed for those who are suffering from painful conditions associated with chronic tendon damage. The procedure treats tendinosis or fasciitis in the ankle and foot.Learn more
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Central Florida Foot & Ankle is proud to announce that we have introduced regenerative medicine into our practice. We will utilize the wound matrix, regenerative matrix, and particular matrix in order to provide top notch advanced medical care to our patients. We have partnered with Amniox Medical Technology, who is a leader in restorative tissue therapy. Amniox has over 25 years of National Institute of Health Sponsored Research, over 130,000 human implants, and 300 peer reviewed scientific publications. Call today or click to Learn more.
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Eliminate Toenail Fungus with our brand new HyperBlue 1530 multiuse diode laser. It is FDA-cleared in removing warts, performing matrixectomies (ingrown toenails), and to temporarily increase the growth of clear nail in patients with onychomycosis (toenail fungus).
- Fast and powerful - With 30 watts of power, the HyperBlue 1530’s ergonomic hand piece allows treatment of all 10 toes in just three ten-minute treatments.
- Safe and virtually painless - The HyperBlue 1530 laser delivers results with minimal patient pain or discomfort.
- Easy to use - Pre-set treatment parameters on the HyperBlue 1530 make treating the patients easier than ever
We offer the latest technology in diagnostic studies and our office is the only one in Polk County to offer PSSD testing for peripheral nerve problems. Once you have familiarized yourself with our practice please visit our offices page. We offer 3 convenient locations in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Davenport, FL.
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