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By Dr. Michelle Kim
May 10, 2017
Category: Uncategorized

Have unsightly toenails? We've got the perfect solution for you! As seen on The Rachael Ray Show, we offer the Keryflex Nail Restoration system in our office. This is a safe application that gives the appearance of a healthy nail while safely disguising the diseased or damaged nail.

 

 

 

How Does it Work?

Keryflex is an application to the toenail in which a resin based material is applied to the nail and hardened with a special light which bonds the material to the nail to restore or improve the appearance of the nail. Your physician will then smooth and shape the nail to appear natural.

What to Expect

You will first be evaluated by one of our podiatrists to determine that Keryflex is the right option for you. Once you are a confirmed candidate, the damaged nail will be trimmed and filed down in order to prepare the nail for the Keryflex application. Once the nail is prepared, the restoration process begins. A bonding agent will be applied and the application of the resin will follow. The bonding/resin agents are then cured and hardened with the use of a ultraviolet light. The nail is then molded, shaped and filed until smooth. Finally, a sealant will be applied and cured with the light one final time. The amount of time this procedure take will vary depending on the severity of the nail damage and how many nails are being done.

 

Why Keryflex?

· Delivers immediate and significant cosmetic enhancement after one visit

· Looks and feels natural

· Nails will bend with the natural movement of your toes and feet

· Keryflex will not irritate or cause further damage to the underlying nail or skin

· Allows your underlying nail to grow out naturally

· It is non-porous and will not allow moisture to penetrate between the natural and prosthetic nail

 

 

 

 

By DM Foot and Ankle Associates
April 06, 2017
Category: Uncategorized

The Problem

A misaligned foot can affect the entire body and cause or worsen many musculoskeletal problems. This misalignment is the result of a common condition called talotarsal displacement.

Talotarsal displacement occurs when the ankle bone slides off the heel bone. This causes the ankle bone to roll inward and the front of the foot to turn outward.

When left untreated, talotarsal displacement is the most common cause of misaligned feet, bunions, heel pain, hammer toes and many other foot and ankle issues.

The Solution

HyProCure is the answer! HyProCure is a titanium stent that is placed into a naturally occurring space between the ankle and heel bones through a minimally invasive procedure. It instantly realigns and stabilizes the hindfoot while restoring natural joint motion.

HyProCure corrects the deformity at its root cause. It is an evidence based procedure that has been  performed on thousands of patients of all ages and is used by podiatric surgeons globally.

Typically, HyProCure patients are back to normal walking within a few weeks.

 

Questions and Facts

Is this procedure safe for a growing child?

Yes. The bones will continue to grow around the stent.

 

Are there any limitations, as far as sports go, after this procedure?

Once the tissues surrounding the stent are healed, patients should be able to participate in regular physical activities. Many patients notice a significant improvement in walking, running and jumping post-procedure.

 

HyProCure is FDA Approved. This implant has been used in over 40 countries on thousands of pediatric and adult patients.

 

HyProCure is made of titanium and will not interfere with MRI or CT scans.

 

Though cause for removal is rare, the procedure is reversible.

 

If you believe you may be a candidate for HyProCure or suffer from other foot and ankle issues, contact our office for an evaluation with one of our physicians. We treat Lemont, Homer Glen, Lockport, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale and many other surrounding suburbs. Call (630) 863-7517 for an appointment today!

 

 

 

By DM Foot and Ankle Associates
February 07, 2017
Category: Uncategorized

February is American Heart Health Month. To spread awareness, here are some surprising facts about your heart and it’s health.

  • The heart is the hardest working muscle in your body. It pumps about 2 ounces of blood out with every heartbeat, which can add up to at least 2,500 gallons per day.

 

  • The average weight of a heart is between 7 and 15 ounces. Your heart weighs about the same amount as an apple and is a little larger than the size of your fist.

 

  • Women’s hearts beat faster. On average, a woman’s hear beats 78 beats per minute while the male heart beats about 70 beats per  minute.

 

  • Heart disease is not only the number one killer of men, but for women as well. In fact, more woman die from heart disease than from most cancers combined.

 

  • Heart attack symptoms differ in men and women. When suffering from a heart attack men tend to feel chest pain that feels like an elephant is sitting on their chest, upper body discomfort, rapid heartbeat, stomach discomfort that may feel like heartburn, shortness of breath, dizziness or nausea. Women tend to experience unusual fatigue, sleep disturbances, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, indigestion, upper back, shoulder or throat pain, pain that spreads up to the jaw and pressure or pain in the center of their chest.

 

  •  The greatest potential risk factor for heart disease is your activity level. People with low activity levels are at double the risk than those who are more active.

 

  •  Depression increases risk for a heart attack, especially in women. Women ages 55 and under who suffer from depression are more than twice as likely to suffer a heart attack, die of heart disease or require an artery-opening procedure.

 

  •  The beating sound your heart makes is the clapping sound of the valve leaflets opening and closing.

 

  • The heart has its own electrical supply and will continue to beat when it is separated from the body.

Our doctors treat feet of all sizes. If you or someone you know is having a foot or ankle issue near Lemont, Homer Glen, Lockport, Hinsdale, Orland Park or other surrounding areas call (630) 863-7517 to schedule a visit with us today!

Sources: health.com, everydayhealth.com, healthline.com, clevelandclinic.org