Plastic surgeons and orthopedic surgeons are both highly trained medical professionals who treat patients that are referred to them, and they evaluate and diagnose their medical condition that requires surgery. Each is a surgical subfield and both can be pursued as a general or specialized practice. Plastic surgeons like Rimma Finkel MD are involved in cosmetic or…

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Ankle surgery is common. Not only as athletes but as standing human beings, our feet and ankles endure the impact of our entire body weight. Twisting, spraining, fracturing, and breaking of the foot can happen with a misstep, high impact running, or even unfitting high-heeled shoes. The decision of whether or not to have surgery…

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There are many theories as to why a bunion would form, but the exact cause is unknown. A bunionette (also known as a Tailor’s Bunion) is a smaller bunion that can develop on the joint of your little toe. Treatment of a bunionette should always remain non-surgically focused until the last option, which is why I…

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What is a Bone Doctor? A bone doctor is a specialist in orthopedics and there are many different specialties within orthopedics.  Orthopedics is the treatment of bones and joints, whether you’re dealing with pain, injury, or disease. Orthopedics comes from the root word “ortho” meaning “straight”. This applies to teeth in orthodontics as well. Bone damage bends…

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Dr. John Cory is a fellowship trained foot and ankle specialist who is board certified. After completing his medical degree at Wake Forest University Bowman Gray Medical School, he went on to complete residency in orthopedics at the University of South Carolina. Following residency, Dr. Cory completed the prestigious foot and ankle fellowship at American Sports Medical Institute…

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In the summer of 2017, Dr. John W. Cory and his wife Kelly, an experienced 20-year Army trauma nurse, traveled to Nigeria with Living Hope Christian Charities: Operation Hope, a charity founded by the Acho brothers, Sam and Emmanuel. Sam Acho is a former Arizona Cardinals and now starting linebacker for the Chicago Bears. His brother, Emmanuel Acho,…

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