“Stem Cell” Products – Foot and Ankle Surgery Applications

The introduction years ago and now mainstream “Stem Cell” products are helping many surgeons provide their patients with advanced care and accelerated healing. These progenitor cells are harvested from the amniotic membrane and umbilical cord and can then be utilized both in the clinic as well as the operating room.
This product from Skye Biologics is called ActiveMatrix® It is a placental connective tissue matrix in liquid form with a unique ambient room temperature preservation.
This surgery video performed by Dr Robert J Moore III in Houston, Texas demonstrates 3 different ankle and foot problems corrected as well as the application of this product for 3 different tissues.
The patient had a complicated injury resulting with ankle cartilage detachment, ankle ligament tear, and fifth metatarsal fracture.
Application is simple, using only a syringe and needle to apply.
For more information or questions on usage for your foot or ankle problem, feel free to visit our website – Moore Foot and Ankle Specialists – http://mfaspecialists.com/

Skye has also performed studies that discuss the advanced outcomes as well as their attention to quality.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4494536/

Below is a list of their differentiators:
http://skyebiologics.com/products/surgical-products/activematrix

– READY TO USE
ActiveMatrix® is provided in a vial as a ready to use flowable graft, with no thawing or prep required.

-ROOM TEMPERATURE STORAGE
ActiveMatrix® is stored at ambient temperature (50-86°F/10-30°C) until ready for use. Product has a 5 year shelf life.

-EASY TO APPLY
ActiveMatrix® is provided in an easy to apply flowable form, for precisely delivery throughout the intended site.

– NON-IMMUNOGENIC
Placental tissues are considered ‘immune privileged’, meaning they induce little or no immune response in the patient, which can lead to graft failure or fibrosis. No blood typing or donor matching is required.

– STERILE
ActiveMatrix® is provided in a sterile vial in a clear peel-pouch, and may be introduced to the sterile field.

Neuroma Sclerosing Injection Treatment Permanent results without Surgery

Over the past 20 years the standard treatment for neuromas was the standard cortisone injection.  Neuroma Surgery was a close second, followed by Custom Orthotics and other modalities like ultrasound.   Now curing this problem without surgery or even treatment for failed neuroma surgeries are easier and more effective with the sclerosing injections.

As this patient explains, the sclerosing injections are performed in the clinic every 2 weeks until the pain is gone.  ‘Sclero’ means to harden or scar down.   In essence the medical grade alcohol and anesthetic solution shrinks down the painful nerve mass permanently.

Give us a call (281) 444-6300 or ask us about the treatment, costs, scheduling  or any other questions. Or log on to our website – http://mfaspecialists.com/

Toe Shortening and Toe Lengthening Surgery – New Cosmetic Foot Surgery Procedures

Who would have known that this is such a common problem for both women and men?  The most common name used in public is the classic “hammertoe”, but in reality, a long toe that is pushed back into the foot with a shoe that is too short will bend upward at the toe joint to form the quintessential hammer toe position.

This patient had a unique presentation – not only a short 3rd toe, but the 4th was also a little longer (the end was rubbing on her dress shoes) than usual in comparison to the 5th toe.

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As you can see on the x-rays, it’s really a short bone (proximal phalanx) at the base of the third toe on both feet.

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New surgical equipment and ‘toe spacers’ are available to lengthen the 3rd toes and then a simple bone resection and absorbable pin placement on the 4th left toe was utilized to get the proper length and aesthetic line of all four toes after the surgery.

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The final x-ray shows the work and outcome described above.

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The sutures are removed at 2 weeks and incisions will be healed and ready to return to shoes shortly after.

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Below is the surgical technique – WARNING graphic material.

The procedure is performed with a tourniquet to prevent blood loss as well as to maximize the best visualization of structures during this technique.

 

Cosmetic Foot Surgery -Channel 2 Houston News Story

Thanks to Rachel McNeil and the Channel 2 news team, we were able to discuss a new procedure for Hammertoes and other digital deformities.

The surgical techniques have become more sophisticated, the centers where they are performed are more prepared, the new equipment is cutting-edge and post operative period is shorter and less painful.

Cosmetic Foot Surgery Patient Experience

 

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed meeting and then seeing this patient through the entire process of her cosmetic bunion surgery.  This blog is more of an acknowledgement of her compliance and sharing this surgical saga with anyone interested in this procedure.

What I will add is the growing number of requests on the phone from patients for more information for the entire office/surgical experience.  In short, our wonderful staff takes care of everything. The pre-operative consult, customary insurance authorization, necessary paperwork (consents, work notes, pre-operative checklists), surgical clearance for anesthesia, medications, post-operative instructions, equipment (Walking boot, walker, crutches or new ‘knee scooters’), or anything extra that could be unique to your individual needs.

To see other patient testimonials, surgery videos, new medical advances in the foot and ankle surgery community, feel free to log on to http://http://MFAspecialists.com to watch the surgery, listen to patient testimonials, see patient reviews, ask Dr Moore a question, or make an appointment.

Stay Healthy and One Step Ahead!

Cosmetic Bunion Surgery Video – No metal, natural internal fixation

– Warning: Graphic scenes of the procedure in the operating room

Cosmetic Foot Surgery is not only a simpler process due to advanced surgical techniques, technology, and equipment, but also affordable.

In fact almost all of these procedures are covered by traditional healthcare insurance.

In this procedure, Dr Moore, a foot specialist in Houston pioneered this procedure with the TenFuse bone pin (Wright Medical) when it was first introduced for hammertoe procedures.  The older fixation devices for this bunion surgery for stabilization of the “chevron osteotomy” include K-wires, screws, or staples, all metallic.

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In this video Dr Moore features the highlights of this bunion correction  procedure (Austin Bunionectomy) and the technique for inserting the natural bone pin as well as the Cosmetic, small skin incision and closure.
To see patient testimonials, surgery videos, new medical advances in the foot and ankle surgery community, feel free to log on to http://mfaspecialists.com/  to watch the surgery, listen to patient testimonials, see patient reviews, ask Dr Moore a question, or make an appointment.

Stay Healthy and One Step Ahead!

Dr Moore Blog Introduction Video

www.Dr-Robert-J-Moore-III.com  will be a mixture between traditional posting and experimentation.   Interesting material that can help my patients and cutting edge foot and ankle surgery procedures will be the biggest part of this site, but I would also like to see what is interesting and novel from my patient’s point of view.

I also think that video communication is by far the best way to get this information across as well as anything that requires instruction or demonstration.  Most of the filming will be in the “gorilla” style and formatting – meaning without scripts and spontaneously in various venues like the clinic, hospital, operating room, etc.

I have also written 3 editions of my book “Body of Knowledge” and you will see a few wellness, fitness, and weight management blogs from its content and anything else interesting on the horizon.

Take care,

Stay Healthy, and One Step Ahead!

-Dr Moore