From Minor Foot Injury To Amputation

Interesting article in the @NYtimes recently. And being the dinosaur I am, I read it on paper (remember, it is called a newspaper kids), and I still listen to a CD once in a while and even have a fax machine. Shocking! Anyway, the article details the tragic and ultimately fascinating story of a young swimmer whose relatively minor foot injury leads to a novel form of a below-knee amputation. 

As the article briefly summarized the injury and treatment, I can’t comment much on the details of the injury and subsequent treatment other than to say I see sesamoid injuries a few times per week in my office and thankfully have never seen any that could potentially lead to such devastating complications. However, I do have some thoughts on the matter.

Well kids, a bit more serious this week in our hallowed and sacred blog. As the former day prophets known as the Doobie Brothers said, “Every day there’s a new thing coming,” and my friends indeed there is. And who knows, the best new thing today may just be this blog post. But let’s hope there’s something better.

And don't forget: if you or someone you love suffers a foot injury, even a minor one, make sure to contact us immediately and make an appointment at either our Manhattan or Bronx location.

See you in the office.

Ernest Isaacson

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Ernest Isaacson Dr. Ernest Isaacson is a graduate of the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. After completing two years of comprehensive training in various medical specialties including internal medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and podiatric medicine, Dr. Isaacson completed a comprehensive one-year podiatric surgical residency. Dr. Isaacson is active in research and publication in basic and clinical science. Dr. Isaacson is also a dedicated family man who enjoys running, reading and spending time with his family.

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