How to Avoid Foot Surgery

WNPR News—January 6, 2015

The congenial New York foot specialist Dr. Rock Positano is known nationally for helping patients avoid foot and ankle surgery. Which explains why he was featured on the front page of The New York Times expressing dismay at those women who choose cosmetic foot surgery to force their feet into high-end designer shoes. It happens regularly, says Positano, and then the same women seek his help to repair the damage done. "Sadly, I can't do a thing for them," he says. "It's too late."

Positano is director of the Non-Surgical Foot and Ankle Service at Hospital for Special Surgery, and author/editor of an orthopedic medical textbook. His research has led him to conclude that hip and knee replacements are regularly required because the feet were not analyzed and attended to. "It all starts with the feet," he says. "We know that now."

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