About Foot and Ankle Surgery Alternatives
Have you been told that steroid injections or invasive surgery are your only options to treat your foot or ankle pain? Our interventional orthopedic specialists at Ospina Medical can provide a non-surgical alternative that uses your own cells to repair the damage without invasive surgery.
Surgical treatment options for common foot and ankle injuries include interventions such as ankle arthroscopy to clean up damaged cartilage, fusion of ankle bones where cartilage has been lost, and tendon grafts screwed in place to strengthen loose connections between bones. These surgeries also typically involve a prolonged post surgical recovery with a lengthy rehab period to restore strength and mobility.
Even worse, many patients experience less than optimal results from these irreversible surgeries because their biomechanics are permanently altered. This alteration subsequently causes knee, hip, and back pain as a result of additional and unintended strain. This pain occurs because the body requires millimeter precision to maintain proper biodynamics and surgery, even if performed well, can alter these subtle alignments and lead to pain in other areas of the body. We often see one orthopedic procedure lead to another because of the ripple effect that can occur when any part of this chain is out of balance.
"Dr. Maniam is great and you took care of my knee. My knee feeks great and i can walk again. The visit was beautiful and they treat me with respect."- K.D. / Google / May 18, 2021
"On first arrival Dr. Kohler and his staff at Ospina Medicine were warm and welcoming. He was precise in his knowledge and explained all parts of both my pain management due to previous injury, and preventative measures for future treatment. Their New York City based state of the art technology and contemporary office made me feel at ease immediately. As someone with continual back pain, and as someone who wants to avoid opioid treatment, the very nature of Ospina Medical using non-opioid approaches to pain management for me was a big bonus. The results have been brilliant, and I am so pleased to have Dr. Kohler to help me through my pain management process."- M.M. / Google / May 17, 2021
"The nicest people, the best care. I feel so much better already. Would recommend to any and all friends, dancers, athletes, who are having pain."- C.J. / Google / May 14, 2021
"Dr Maniam and his staff are excellent. Renya at the front desk is always friendly and makes me feel comfortable. There’s a real sense that they care about their patients. I’ve had numerous spinal epidural‘s and radio frequency ablations, they’ve been painless and have gotten excellent results. This is the best pain management group that I’ve been to and I’ve been to more than a few... I highly recommend Ospina!"- M.G. / Google / May 14, 2021
"I've had 3 cortisone injections with Ospina and I'm amazed by the care they take when applying the injections. I can't believe how well it works and what good care they take of me. (I had received an injection somewhere else and it was more painful, bruised badly, and didn't last near as long.) I will ONLY go to Ospina now. The staff and doctors are truly WONDERFUL. Don't hesitate!"- P.G. / Google / Apr 30, 2021
Treatments for Foot and Ankle Surgery Alternatives
At Ospina Medical, we utilize the Regenexx regenerative medicine lab platform to help avoid unnecessary surgery and heal damaged tissue using your body’s own healing cells. Using precise ultrasound and/or x-ray imaging guidance we are able to carefully place platelet-rich plasma (PRP), platelet lysate (PL) and/or bone marrow concentrate containing stem cells into specific areas of damaged tendons, ligaments, and joints. When injected correctly, these cells then work at the site of your injury to promote growth of new, healthy tissue.
By utilizing the Regenexx platform, our providers are able to treat foot and ankle pain due to common injuries including foot and ankle osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament tears or laxity, and other degenerative conditions related to the foot and ankle. Regenexx treatments are the world’s most advanced regenerative medicine therapies for treating foot and ankle conditions. Before you consider ankle surgery, fusion, or replacement, consider the world’s leading platelet-rich plasma (PRP), platelet lysate (PL), and bone marrow concentrate containing stem cell procedures. Regenexx patients are typically encouraged to walk the same day and most patients experience little to no down time, little to no need for opioid pain medications, and minimal to no time off work.
If you are interested to learn more about Regenexx and whether you qualify for treatment, please reach out to Ospina Medical, located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City to speak with one of our Regenexx providers today.