There’s an old medical adage we like at OFAC: Patients want their health care from people who write the books, not just those who read them. To our practice, that means not just perfecting current-generation practices, but looking ahead to where we want to be in five to ten years. We’re happy to say that, in nearly every case, by the time a procedure becomes routine, we’ve already been doing it for a decade. And that’s largely due to our extensive work in medical research.The research performed at OFAC not only results in progress in the field, but ultimately improves the level of care that our patients receive. Our surgeons are always at the leading edge and frequently pioneer new medical procedures. Their work has been featured in national publications and has earned accolades from the top institutions in the field.
The virtual ankle replacement technology allows the surgeon to perform the total ankle replacement operation on his computer before the patient ever enters the operating room. This technology will insure a better placement of the implant resulting in a better outcome for the patient.
Dujela MD, Berlet GC, Houng BE, Hyer CF. Comparison of Dynamic Versus Static Locked Retrograde Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis With Intramedullary Nail Fixation: Evaluation of the RAIN Database. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2023 Feb 16:S1067-2516(23)00032-7. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2023.02.002. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36941141.
Bull PE, Thompson MJ, McGann M, Mendez G, Berlet GC, Olaniyan A. The Medial Gastrocnemius Recession, an Alternative Surgical Treatment for Isolated Gastrocnemius Contracture: A Cadaver Study With Discussion Emphasizing Variable Conjoint Tendon Anatomy. Foot Ankle Spec. 2022 Nov 4:19386400221133410. doi: 10.1177/19386400221133410. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36330662.
Sharpe BD, Ebaugh MP, Philbin TM, Prissel MA, Hyer CF, Berlet GC, Goss DA. Direct Plantar Approach to Plantar Plate Repair and Associated Wound Complications. Foot Ankle Spec. 2022 Aug 25:19386400221118500. doi: 10.1177/19386400221118500. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36004609.
Thompson MJ, Consul D, Umbel BD, Berlet GC. Accuracy of Weightbearing CT Scans for Patient-Specific Instrumentation in Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Orthop. 2021 Dec 8;6(4):24730114211061493. doi: 10.1177/24730114211061493. PMID: 35097485; PMCID: PMC8664310.
Umbel BD, Hockman T, Myers D, Sharpe BD, Berlet GC. Accuracy of CT-Derived Patient-Specific Instrumentation for Total Ankle Arthroplasty: The Impact of the Severity of Preoperative Varus Ankle Deformity. Foot Ankle Spec. 2022 Jan 7:19386400211068262. doi: 10.1177/19386400211068262. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34991375.
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Umbel BD, Sharpe BD, Hockman T, Philbin TM. Early Results of a Novel Intramedullary Fixation Device for Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fractures. Foot Ankle Spec. 2021 Jun 18:19386400211016948. doi: 10.1177/19386400211016948. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34142583.
Umbel BD, Sharpe BD, Reynolds C, Philbin TM. Intramedullary Fixation of Distal Fibula Fractures. Foot Ankle Spec. 2021 Mar 6:1938640021991735. doi: 10.1177/1938640021991735. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33682466.
Goss DA Jr, Halverson A, Philbin TM, Bull PE. Minimally Invasive Retrograde Method of Harvesting the Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon: A Cadaveric Study. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Oct;40(10):1214-1218. doi: 10.1177/1071100719858074. Epub 2019 Jul 1. PMID: 31257928.
Prissel MA, Daigre JL, Brandão RA, Philbin TM, Hyer CF, Berlet GC. Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Distal Fibular Intramedullary Canal: A Cadaveric Evaluation. Foot Ankle Spec. 2018 Jan 1:1938640017751190. doi: 10.1177/1938640017751190. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 29361841.
Thompson JM, Hyer CF. Maintenance of Correction of the Modified Lapidus Procedure With a First Metatarsal to Second Metatarsal Screw With “Spot Weld” Technique: A Retrospective and Radiographic Analysis. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2023 Mar 1:S1067-2516(23)00060-1. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2023.02.012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37031031.
Hyer CF, Casciato DJ, Rushing CJ, Schuberth JM. Incidence of Scholarly Publication by Selected Content Experts Presenting at National Society Foot and Ankle Meetings From 2016 to 2020. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Apr 29:S1067-2516(22)00120-X. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2022.04.011. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35659159.
Zgonis T, Hyer CF. The Legacy and Impact of Podiatric Fellowship Training. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2022 Apr;39(2):xv-xvi. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2022.01.001. PMID: 35365334.
So E, Weber JS, Berlet GC, Bull PE. RETRACTED: Surgical Treatment of Subtalar Joint Instability With Reconstruction of the Interosseous Talocalcaneal Ligament: Safety and Accuracy of a New Technique in a Cadaver Model. Foot Ankle Spec. 2020 Feb 6:1938640019899828. doi: 10.1177/1938640019899828. Epub ahead of print. Retraction in: Foot Ankle Spec. 2020 Oct 8;:1938640020965276. PMID: 32028792.
So E, Brandão RA, Bull PE. A Comparison of Talar Surface Area Occupied by 2- Versus 3-Screw Fixation for Ankle Arthrodesis. Foot Ankle Spec. 2020 Feb;13(1):50-53. doi: 10.1177/1938640019832359. Epub 2019 Mar 12. PMID: 30862189.
Brandão RA, Weber JS, Larson D, Prissel MA, Bull PE, Berlet GC, Hyer CF. New Fixation Methods for the Treatment of the Diabetic Foot: Beaming, External Fixation, and Beyond. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2018 Jan;35(1):63-76. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2017.08.001. Epub 2017 Oct 3. PMID: 29156168.
Prissel MA, Solomon M. RE: Fellowships in Podiatric Medicine. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Sep-Oct;61(5):1137. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2021.03.013. PMID: 36057444.
Ellis S, de Cesar Netto C, Prissel MA. Progressive Collapsing Flatfoot Deformity. Foot Ankle Spec. 2022 Aug;15(4):369-376. doi: 10.1177/19386400221115224. PMID: 35912414.
Scott RT, Dujela MD, DeVries JG, Hyer CF, Langan T, Prissel MA, Van Dyke B. Deformity Correction of the Midfoot/Hindfoot/Ankle. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2022 Apr;39(2):233-272. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2021.11.011. PMID: 35365325.
Prissel MA, Brandão R, Dujela MD, Fidler CM, Langan T, Hyer CF. High Utility of the 1st Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Fusion. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2022 Apr;39(2):157-165. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2021.11.002. PMID: 35365321.
Langan TM, Greschner JM, Brandão RA, Goss DA Jr, Smith CN, Hyer CF. Maintenance of Correction of the Modified Lapidus Procedure With a First Metatarsal to Intermediate Cuneiform Cross-Screw Technique. Foot Ankle Int. 2020 Apr;41(4):428-436. doi: 10.1177/1071100719895268. Epub 2019 Dec 26. PMID: 31878798.McGann M, Langan TM, Brandão RA, Berlet G, Prissel M. Structures at Risk During Percutaneous Extra-Articular Chevron Osteotomy of the Distal First Metatarsal. Foot Ankle Spec. 2021 Feb;14(1):19-24. doi: 10.1177/1938640019895917. Epub 2019 Dec 31. PMID: 31888386.Brandão RA, So E, Steriovski J, Hyer CF, Prissel MA. Outcomes and Incidence of Complications Following Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession: A Systematic Review. Foot Ankle Spec. 2021 Feb;14(1):55-63. doi: 10.1177/1938640019892767. Epub 2020 Jan 12. PMID: 31928084.
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Luffy L, Grosel J, Thomas R, So E. Plantar fasciitis: A review of treatments. JAAPA. 2018 Jan;31(1):20-24. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000527695.76041.99. PMID: 29227320.
So E, Hyer CF, Richardson MP, Thomas RC. What Is the Current Role and Factors for Success of the Journal Club in Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery Residency Training Programs? J Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Sep-Oct;56(5):1009-1018. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2017.04.028. PMID: 28842085.
Bischoff AJ, Stone R, Dao T, Thomas R, Quisno A, Faherty M. The Resident-Run Clinic in Podiatric Medical Foot and Ankle Surgery Residency Training: A Study of Resident-Perceived Benefit. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2022 Nov-Dec;112(6):21-152. doi: 10.7547/21-152. PMID: 36525316.
Casciato DJ, Thompson J, Law R, Faherty M, Barron I, Thomas R. The July Effect in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2021 Nov-Dec;60(6):1152-1157. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2021.04.020. Epub 2021 May 1. PMID: 34078561.
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Research is the cornerstone of our practice because its findings have allowed us to improve patient care and outcomes. We are honored to have received over 15 different awards for our research presentations, manuscripts, and findings. In 2011 we received the Pioneers in Medicine Award from the Arthritis Foundation of Central Ohio, and were the recipients of a Manuscript Award at the 2014 annual conference for American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons for research into degenerative joint disease following Total Ankle Replacements.