Research / News

How to Address Osteochondral Lesions
Treatment Dilemmas:
How to Address Osteochondral Lesions
-By Justin Franson, DPM, and Babak Baravarian, DPM
An athletic, 35 year-old male presents to the office four months after suffering an ankle sprain while playing soccer.  In spite of a period of immobilization and a course of physical therapy, he has had continued pain and stiffness localized to the ankle joint…read more

Soft Tissue Disorder of the Ankle
Soft-tissue disorders of the ankle:
a comprehensive atrhroscopic approach
Babak Baravarian,DPM
In 1918, Takagi performed the initial arthroscopic procedures on cadaveric knee specimens. Foot and ankle arthroscopy was not thought possible at the time because of the large size of the cystoscopes, mearsuring 7.3mm in diameter. In arthroscope; nevertheless, he felt that the joint as not well suited to arthroscopic results in his series of ankle arthroscopy, and is credited with developing the techniques and standard portals used today….read more

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy

Instratek pioneered the endoscopic plantar fasciotomy (EPF) technique in 1992 to treat one of the most common pathologic foot disorders, plantar fasciosis. The EPF system is a minimally invasive surgical technique providing patients a significantly reduced recovery time when compared with traditional open surgical techniques for chronic plantar fasciitis (fasciosis)….read more