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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Growth Factor Therapyimages-3

We offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) at Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC). Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has recently been  in the social media. Dr. Hormozi has been using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for several years now with a great success rate. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be used for patients of all ages who have tendon injuries, ligament injuries, joint problems, sprains or strains.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a very fast and easy in-office procedure which only takes about 10-15 minutes. First, a very small amount of blood is drawn from the patient into a sterile tube, exactly like any standard blood sample draw. Then the tube containing a patient’s blood is placed into a centrifuge (machine that spins blood), which separates the platelets from the other blood components. After a few minutes, the concentrated platelets are removed from the same tube.  Next, using a sterile needle the physician will inject the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) into the injury site, such as tendon, ligament, muscle or joint.

The main advantage to the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedure is that the patient’s body will not reject the platelets or produce an allergic reaction, since is from the patient’s own body, as opposed to the risks taken when using animal products or other synthetic products.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection is a natural alternative to Cortisone (corticosteroid) injections, which can cause real harm the body if used too many times.  Also, Cortisone injections can cause ruptured tendons.  Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has no real side effects or complications.

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At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we offer Arthroscopic Surgery, which is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat and diagnosis foot and ankle problems. It can be used to treat many other conditions as well, such as: arthritis, plantar fasciitis, joint damage, cartilage damage, ligament damage, tendon damage, and bone spur.  This procedure usually only take about 30-45 minutes.

Dr. Hormozi has great expertise in Arthroscopic foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Hormozi has gained a reputation for performing Arthroscopic foot and ankle surgery for many semi-pro athletes, college athletes, high school athletes, and patients of all ages.

Dr. Hormozi has an excellent surgical success rate using Arthroscopic foot and ankle surgery. In addition Dr. Hormozi assists and teaches other surgeons about Arthroscopic Surgery.

Arthroscopic Surgery is performed by making two small 1 cm incisions at the surgical site, then instruments are inserted through these small incisions and the procedure is then performed.  The recovery from Arthroscopic Surgery is extremely fast when compared to the traditional open procedure.  Arthroscopic Surgery incisions are much smaller, therefore there is much less damage to the soft tissue, minimal scarring, and less likelihood for nerve and vessel damage.

Dr. Hormozi uses the most advanced Arthroscopic Surgical techniques. In most cases, patients are able to walk immediately after surgery in a surgical boot, and by the third week most patients are back to regular shoe gear.

Advanced Wound Care

image-8At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we offer the latest and most advanced wound care therapy to all our patients.  This includes wound care products such as synthetic skin grafts (which contain living human skin cells to promote healing of diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers), skin plasty, and using the patient’s own skin to close up wounds in order to prevent amputations.  Other advanced wound healing products such as negative pressure wound vacuum devices are also used to help wounds heal faster and to prevent future amputations.

Topaz Procedure (Minimal Invasive Surgery)

image-9At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we offer the TOPAZ procedure, which is a simple and minimally invasive procedure that allows fast recovery.  Dr. Hormozi is one of the first Foot and Ankle Surgeons to publish an article regarding TOPAZ for the treatment of plantar fasciitis in the world renowned Journal of Foot And Ankle Surgery.  The TOPAZ MicroDebrider utilizes patented Coblation® technology, designed to specifically treat tendons, ligament and fascia. Currently, the TOPAZ procedure has been used for thousands of patients world wide. TOPAZ is a minimally invasive alternative for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, Posterior Tibialis tendonitis, Anterior Tibialis tendonitis, and other tendon and ligament problems in the foot and ankle.

Ilizarov Fixation (External Fixation)

iamge-10At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we perform surgical procedure that can fix complex foot Application of Ex Fixfractures, ankle fractures, congenital foot and ankle deformities, or to lengthen or reshape foot or ankle bones.  In most cases this procedure allows the patient to weight bear (walk) immediately after surgery.  In addition, the complications associated with IIlizarov fixation (external fixation) are minimized as compared to traditional surgical techniques.

Digital X-ray facilities

At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we offer in-office digital x-rays for all adults, pediatrics, and patients with disabilities. Digital X-rays is a more eco-friendly technology, and does not use as much chemical material in comparison to traditional X-ray machines.  Digital X-rays also allows X-ray images to be saved in a database, therefore the X-ray images will never be lost.  Once X-ray images are taken, the X-rays are then linked to the patient’s individual Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and saved as a part of the patient’s medical record. Digital X-rays reduce excessive radiation to patients, since images are less likely to be lost, reduces the use of chemical materials, and is much more eco-friendly.

Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Eco Friendly Medical Office

At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we are a completely paperless medical office using only Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Studies have shown that Electronic Medical Records (EMR) significantly reduced medical errors. At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we are committed to providing the highest quality medical care, decreasing medical errors, and providing the safest treatment for all our patients. This is why we only use Electronic Medical Records (EMR) at our facility.  Electronic Medical Records (EMR) have significantly reduced the use of paper at our facility.

In addition, at Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we are a strong advocate of saving the environment, and we are committed to being eco-friendly. We only use medical equipments that demand low supply, in order to decrease the use of energy.

Diagnostic Ultrasound

image-10At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we offer imaging Ultrasound Study in the office, which is a painless, non-invasive study.

Ultrasound can also be used to view the specific area of pathology in order to diagnose pathology.

Ultrasound can be used to diagnose soft tissue foot and ankle pathology that involve tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and foreign bodies.  Ultrasound is a highly advanced imaging modality.

In addition, injections can be done using Ultrasound, and they can then be performed more

accurately than the traditional injection.  Ultrasound guided injections are powerful tool in regards to the foot and ankle pathology since all the structures are so small and the anatomy in this part of the human body is extremely complex.

Custom Foot Orthotics

At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we cast patients for custom orthotics right in the office, by taking a cast of the foot in the neutral anatomical position. Casting the foot and ankle in neutral position will capture these structures in the normal anatomical position. In addition, lower extremity deformities will be prevented, and in younger patients deformities may even be cured.

Custom Foot Orthotics are made for many foot and ankle conditions such as: flat foot deformity, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, tendonitis, ankle instability, sprains, arthritis, high arch foot, hammertoes, bunion, and congenital deformities.

Kids Orthotics

image-111At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we also make and dispense Kids Orthotics right in the office.  This device is made by taking a cast of the foot and ankle in the neutral anatomical position.  Since kids’ soft tissue and bones are constantly growing and changing, Kids Orthotics can actually correct and cure many foot and ankle deformities.  Deformities that can be corrected by Kids Orthotics include: flat feet, high arch feet, shin splints, Sever’s disease (calcaneal apophysitis), ankle instability, tendonitis, metadductus and other congenital foot and ankle deformities.

The earlier that kids are treated with orthotics, the more likely it is that the deformities can be corrected.

Custom Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO)/ Ankle Braces

image-12At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we make and dispense Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO).  An Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) is a brace that helps support the foot and ankle for patients with severe deformities.  This brace is a low profile device that surrounds the ankle and part of the foot. Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) device is used to treat patients with neuromuscular problems, foot drop, stroke patients, spinal cord injuries, nerve injuries, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, polio, multiple sclerosis, abnormal gait and other congenital deformities.

Diabetic/Therapeutic Shoes

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At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we make and dispense custom Diabetic Shoes and Therapeutic Shoes in our office for patients. These shoes are recommended for patients with a history of Diabetic Neuropathy, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), foot and ankle deformities, patients on anticoagulation therapy, or to prevent ulceration and amputations of the foot and ankle.

At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we measure patients’ feet in our office, then patients are able to choose from a wide variety of shoes and different brands.

Nerve Conduction Velocity and Electromyelogram Testing (Non Invasive Study)

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At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we offer in-office Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) and Electromyelogram, these are painless (non-invasive) tests that evaluate the function of nerves and muscles of the foot and ankle. Nerve Conduction (NCV) and Electromyelogram can help physicians diagnose and chose the appropriate treatment plan for patients with: muscle weakness, muscle cramp, numbness, tingling, burning, weakness or restless leg problems, neuromuscular problems, stroke patients, spinal cord injuries, nerve injuries, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, polio, multiple sclerosis and congenital deformities.

Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) and Electromyelogram can be a great diagnostic tool to diagnosis many medical conditions.

Vascular Circulation Testing (Non invasive Vascular Studies)

At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we offer in-office painless and non-invasive studies.  These studies are performed to evaluate the function of blood flow to the foot and ankle in order to prevent wounds, amputations, and life threatening infections.  This painless, non invasive study is performed for Diabetics, smokers, leg swelling, leg cramps, patients with cardiovascular risk, PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease), clogged veins, Venous Insufficiency, and non healing wounds.

At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we strongly believe in preventive medicine, therefore we strongly encourage all patients who have risk factors to get  Vascular Circulation Tests (non invasive vascular studies) and a thorough clinical examination in order to prevent future wounds, amputation, and life threatening infections.

Custom Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO)/ Ankle Braces

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At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we cast patients for custom orthotics right in the office by taking a cast of the foot in the neutral anatomical position. We make custom ankle-foot orthosis (AFO).  An Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) is a brace that helps support the foot and ankle for patients with severe deformities.  This brace is a low profile device that surrounds the ankle and part of the foot. An Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) device is used to treat patients with foot drop, neuromuscular problems, stroke patients, spinal cord injuries, nerve injuries, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, polio, multiple sclerosis and congenital deformities.

Physical Therapy:

At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we offer physical therapy. We believe that many conditions can be treated with physical therapy and that surgery is not needed. Although in the cases that surgery is required, physical therapy is a very important part of the recovery period.  The physical therapy at Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) offers the latest and most advanced therapy in the areas of foot and ankle rehabilitation, treatments and preventive medicine. We offer an extensive therapy in sports medicine, post surgical rehabilitation, biomechanical evaluation, manual therapy, and functional training.

KIDS ORTHOTICS:

At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we offer kid orthotics. Kid Orthotics provides the benefit of helping kids who have congenital foot and ankle deformities such as: flat feet, high arch feet, shin splints, heel pain (Sever’s Disease), growing pain, tendonitis, joint pain, sprains, strains and many other conditions. These orthotic devices can sometime correct and prevent the congenital foot and ankle deformities as well. The earlier the kids are treated with orthotics, the more likely it is that the deformity will be correct and prevented.

Diabetic/Therapeutic Shoes

At Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) we offer a wide array of Diabetic shoes and therapeutic shoes right in our office. Patients can get casted and fitted for these shoes right in the office. Usually patients that qualify under Medicare guidelines for these Diabetic shoes are patients with history of Diabetic Neuropathy, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), have foot and ankle deformities, or patients who can benefit from wearing these shoes in order to prevent wounds and amputations.  There are expectations for other patients to qualify for Diabetic shoes as well, please contact your physician for more information.