Dr. Kaczander Named Director of Podiatric Research for DMC

We would like to congratulate Dr. Kaczander for recently being named Director of Podiatric Research for the Detroit Medical Center Podiatric Surgery residency program.  In addition, Dr. Kaczander has been nominated for Region 5 President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, which provides educational activities for Podiatric Surgeons in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Save

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Selecting The Right Socks And More

At Michigan Foot and Ankle Center we understand the needs of runners and their related injuries.  Many of us here actively run and have vast experience treating these ailments.  Our goal is to keep you moving. In fact, Dr. Ohlgart recently placed 3rd in the St. Mary Mercy Livonia annual 5K and plans to compete in a marathon this spring!  Our other doctors all have experience with athletes of every sport and are able to treat any foot and ankle condition or injury that you may have. When Selecting Socks Remember “Cotton is Rotten” Many dermatological skin conditions afflicting the lower extremity can be traced to excessive perspiration. Whether you’re a marathon runner or a weekend mall walker, the socks…

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Kudos to Dr. K

Dr. Kaczander recently returned from attending the prestigious American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Annual Scientific Conference, whereby, he was installed as the President of the Michigan Division of ACFAS, a three year, elected term.  He was also reappointed for another 3 years as faculty for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

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Once again, MFAC docs leading the way

February has been an exciting month at the Michigan Foot and Ankle Center.  Drs. Faley and Galea once again lectured to hundreds of podiatric physicians at the Great Lakes Conference in Dearborn, which is widely considered one of the premier podiatry conferences in the midwest.  Dr. Faley’s lectured was titled, “Staged Fusions: Complications of Foot and Ankle Infections.”  Dr. Galea was part of the Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Symposium and his lecture was titled, “Angiosome Concept and Mapping.” Meanwhile, Dr. Kaczander, after 3 years as President-Elect, has assumed the position as President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons – Michigan Division.  The 3 year elected position involves educational sessions and policies for all of the board certified…

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Welcome aboard, Dr. Ohlgart

The Michigan Foot and Ankle Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Ryan Ohlgart will be joining our practice July 21st.  Dr. Ohlgart recently completed an intensive 3 year surgical residency in foot and ankle reconstruction.  He was chief resident in his final year.  He has extensive training in diabetic limb salvage and arthroscopic surgery.  Additionally, he has a strong interest in sports medicine, being a runner himself.  Dr. Ohlgart will be providing all aspects of foot and ankle care with confidence and compassion.  We welcome Dr. Ohlgart to our practice.  He is now accepting new patients.

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MFAC docs leading the way

Drs. Kaczander, Galea and Faley were part of the prestigious faculty for the Great Lakes Conference, sponsored by the Michigan Podiartric Medical Association, at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn February 6th-9th.  Lecturing before 200 fellow podiatric surgeons (including Dr. Mehler), Dr. Kaczander moderated the surgical portion of the meeting and lectured on Lapidus / Opening Wedge bunionectomies and Satterfield-Jolly surgical procedures.  Dr. Galea was part of the PAD (peripheral arterial disease) portion of the meeting and lectured alongside vascular surgeons and cardiologists on lower extremity arterial anatomy, physiology and pathology.  Dr. Faley spoke on evidence based treatment for the treatment of non-union osseous healing.

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Congrats Dr. Faley

A long overdue congratulations to Dr. Faley for achieving his board certification in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery this past August.  Being certified in reconstructive ankle surgery puts Dr. Faley in select company, not only in the Detroit area but nationally as well.  Procedures that Dr. Faley specializes in includes arthroscopy of the ankle as well as ankle replacement surgery.  Great job, Josh!

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So Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow…

At least we’re talking about Spring, right?  It has been a very tough winter around here but it’s time to get ready for Spring and we’re here to help.  In the coming weeks we’ll be blogging about topics specific to Spring activities, such as proper sport specific shoe gear, fungal toenails, prevention of running injuries and more.  If you’re interested in getting more information regarding a certain topic, please let our friendly staff know and we will be happy to blog about it.  Now, be sure to wear insulated socks and waterproof boots when you go back to your shoveling – ugh!    

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The Michigan Foot and Ankle Center welcomes you to our new website! We hope this website will be informative for our first time visitors as well as those who visit time and again. New patients can learn more about their problem(s) and download forms to make your visit to our office more efficient. Established patients can view and download instruction forms to assist in their care .  We will be posting regularly to keep you updated on community lectures, health fairs and local races. We will also keep you posted on new, innovative treatments being used by your doctors to achieve even better outcomes.  Welcome!

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