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Dr. Diana Emini and Dr. Michelle Kim are podiatric physicians and surgeons who specialize in the    surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions that affect the feet and ankle.

They both hold the advance degree as Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). Podiatric medicine deals with the skin, nails, bones, soft tissue, tendons, nerves, and the function of the foot and ankle. The doctors understand how the feet affect the overall condition of the human body and the best treatments available.

Our doctors attended the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Illinois where they completed four years of medical school. They completed their Surgical Residency Program at Loretto Hospital in Chicago, under the tutelage of one of the founding fathers of podiatric medicine.

Both Dr. Emini and Dr. Kim earned the honors of Chief Surgical Resident for their respective years of training. This is also how they met each other and became eventual partners.

Our doctors are Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and by The American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Being Board Certified ensures that Dr. Emini and Dr. Kim are well-trained, have successfully performed a diverse range of foot and ankle surgeries,  have excellent surgical skills, and have the knowledge to pass rigorous board exams.

Our physicians have had the most specific and specialized training for the foot and ankle. Because of this critical difference, our podiatrists are the most appropriate specialists to promptly diagnose and treat various foot and ankle conditions.

Some reasons to see a foot and ankle surgeon are:

· Foot or ankle injury

· Sports injury

· Pain of the foot and ankle

· Gait abnormalities

· Bunions

· Hammertoes

· Unusual growths

· Arthritis

We have on-site x-rays and the most modern medical treatments available to best help with all your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

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!