Amniotic Allograft is regenerative tissue from the placenta which is rich in growth factors and proteins needed for healing. Harnessing this stem-cell like treatment is beneficial in achieving superior clinical outcomes for patients with challenging tendon disorders such as Achilles tendonitis/tendonosis, plantar fasciitis and is also utilized to accelerate wound repair.
Both ankle sprains and ankle fractures can result in damage to the ankle joint cartilage. When the cartilage damage is isolated – similar to a pothole in the road – the cartilage can be replaced with allograft of juvenile cartilage tissue. The advantage of a graft using this special tissue is that it contains ten times more of healing cells called chondrocytes. These cells restore functionality and enhance healing of the ankle joint cartilage.
Ankle arthritis is particularly challenging when ankle joint cartilage is worn-down and there is bone rubbing against bone. When pain from ankle arthritis is persistent and limiting your normal activities, your doctor may suggest that it is time to consider either ankle fusion or ankle replacement.
Another innovative choice for treatment of osteoarthritis in the big toe joint is Cartiva® SCI Cartilage Replacement. In this 35 minute procedure, Dr. Marc Frankel will replace the damaged cartilage in your big toe with new, synthetic cartilage that behaves much like the natural cartilage in your big toe joint.
When you have foot pain, the first line of defense is usually to purchase some over-the-counter orthotics such as: shoe insoles or arch supports. However, it is rare that such products give you the relief you expect. At Frankel Foot & Ankle, our approach to orthotics is to make them just for you, your feet and your situation. To assess your individual needs, we utilize a best-in-class 3D camera attached to an iPad to capture a detailed 3D image of your foot.
Ankle sprains are one of the most common ankle injuries. Ankle sprains frequently result in a stretched or torn ligament(s). When the stretched or torn ligament(s) fails to heal properly, a loose or unstable ankle can result and, over time, ankle cartilage damage can occur. Restore ankle strength and stability with the InternalBrace.
Blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), but it has other components including platelets. Platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries. PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual. Numerous well-known athletes have PRP injections to heal sprains and chronic tendon problems.
Tenex minimally invasive technology for the treatment of chronic tendon pain. At Frankel Foot & Ankle we are using an exciting new minimally invasive procedure to effectively eliminate pain from Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Designed to treat chronic tendon pain, Tenex provides our patients with a rapid and precise option for removing chronic tendon pain without open surgery or lengthy and tedious treatment plans.
Topaz Treatment is a microscopic minimally invasive technique used to break up scar tissue and increase blood supply to the damaged tendon or ligament. Microscopic holes are made in the soft tissue along the injured non-healing portion of the Achilles tendon or plantar fascia ligament The Topaz probe utilizes radio frequency energy to break up the scar and increasing blood supply to non-healing soft tissue.