27 episodes

ThePODdoctors are Dr. Damien Dauphinee, double board certified in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery and Wound Management and his partner Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained podiatric surgeon. Each week ThePODdoctors will be discussing aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery to educate our audience on common foot and ankle problems and the latest treatment options available.

The PODdoctors with Dr. Dauphinee and Dr. Hussain Dr. Damien Dauphinee and Dr. Raafae Hussain

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ThePODdoctors are Dr. Damien Dauphinee, double board certified in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery and Wound Management and his partner Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained podiatric surgeon. Each week ThePODdoctors will be discussing aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery to educate our audience on common foot and ankle problems and the latest treatment options available.

    The PODdoctors: Pediatric Flat Foot

    The PODdoctors: Pediatric Flat Foot

    Dr. Damien Dauphinee, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, talk about pediatric flat foot, one of the more common foot problems they see among kids. They discuss what they typically see with this condition in the clinic and how they can treat it with conservative measures and surgery.


     


    “So general rule of thumb, all you young docs out there, soft tissue procedures and flat foot deformities, you’re fighting an uphill battle. You got whatever hundred pounds of weight in a young child, 80 pounds of weight in a young child, whatever it might be, coming down on a specific tendon. You can’t expect that tendon, especially a tendon like that, to hold that arch up. There’s too much fighting against it. You gotta do your additional procedures behind it.” - Dr. Raafae Hussain [21:33]


     


    “It’s important to note that not everybody grows out of this. That it is ok to watch it until they’re preteen age wise. You can prevent really a world of hurt as an adult if you address it early.” - Dr. Damien Dauphinee [25:46]


     


    Top Takeaways:


    The two common foot problems with kids

    What the Pod Docs see with pediatric flat foot clinically

    How they treat pediatric flat foot

    Three common ways to lengthen the Achilles tendon

    Conservative treatment and surgery


     


    What You Will Learn:


    [00:39] Intro

    [01:44] How pediatric flat foot is a common problem

    [03:16] What the Pod Docs see clinically

    [06:11] How they use imaging to check the condition

    [12:51] Conservative measures and treatment

    [15:22] How they treat this problem with surgery

    [25:07] Recovery

    [26:59] Outro


     


    Resources:


    Visit our website: https://thepoddoctors.com/


    Book Mentioned: Saving Limbs, Saving Lives: Advanced Treatments for Preventing Amputations in Diabetic Populations by Dr. Damien Dauphinee

    • 27 min
    The PODdoctors: Charcot Reconstruction using a Frame

    The PODdoctors: Charcot Reconstruction using a Frame

    Dr. Damien Dauphinee, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, give an in depth look of charcot reconstruction. They first provide a recap of what charcot is and why it’s such an issue for diabetic patients. As they walk through the surgery procedure, they share the thinking process with each step.


     


    “So just getting the heel into position is a huge part of this. So we’re really kind of yanking on that thing trying to pull it down back into at least a neutral position, if not, back to an anatomic position.” - Dr. Damien Dauphinee [06:38]


     


    “It’ll be one giant platform that he’s standing on. The motion of mobility, he’s lost that. The motion of mobility has kind of led to the problem that he has, and we want to lock that up to make sure everything stays stable.” - Dr. Raafae Hussain [20:54]


     


    Top Takeaways:


    A recap of what is Charcot foot

    An indepth look of charcot reconstruction

    Why it’s such an issue for diabetic patients

    Thinking process as they go through the surgery step by step


     


    What You Will Learn:


    [00:39] Intro

    [02:18] What is Charcot foot

    [04:29] Dissecting the ankle joint

    [09:10] Why Dr. Dauphinee prefers the frame

    [10:05] Dissecting the subtalar joint

    [15:04] Working on the midfoot

    [20:14] The working conditions

    [22:08] Creating the frame and the stability block

    [28:20] The before and after

    [30:16] Outro


     


    Resources:


    Visit our website: https://thepoddoctors.com/


    Book Mentioned: Saving Limbs, Saving Lives: Advanced Treatments for Preventing Amputations in Diabetic Populations by Dr. Damien Dauphinee

    • 30 min
    The PODdoctors: Lateral Ankle Ligament & Peroneal Tendon Repair with Groove Deepening Surgery

    The PODdoctors: Lateral Ankle Ligament & Peroneal Tendon Repair with Groove Deepening Surgery

    Dr. Damien Dauphinee, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, discuss one of their most interesting cases in the last few weeks: lateral ankle ligament with peroneal tendon repair and groove deepening surgery. They break down this common surgery with patients who have chronic lateral ankle pain.


     


    “The lack of range of emotion certainly puts people at greater risk for lateral ankle sprains.” - Dr. Damien Dauphinee [03:06]


     


    “This is my all-time favorite surgery, especially because at the end of this, this tendon, it looks so beautiful.” - Dr. Raafae Hussain [09:35]


     


    Top Takeaways:


    A brief overview of the anatomy

    How they perform surgery to repair the lateral ankle ligament, 

    How they repair the Peroneal Tendon with groove deepening

    The recovery process


     


    What You Will Learn:


    [00:39] Intro

    [02:18] A brief overview of the anatomy

    [03:13] The surgical procedure

    [11:05] Tendon repair with groove deepening

    [14:03] The ligament disrepair

    [18:18] Recovery

    [20:18] Outro


     


    Resources:


    Visit our website: https://thepoddoctors.com/


    Book Mentioned: Saving Limbs, Saving Lives: Advanced Treatments for Preventing Amputations in Diabetic Populations by Dr. Damien Dauphinee

    • 20 min
    The PODdoctors: Heloma Molle

    The PODdoctors: Heloma Molle

    Dr. Damien Dauphinee, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, talk about Heloma Molle, a soft but painful skin lesion. They discuss where they typically find this callus on the foot and why it’s important to address the underlying bone issue. They also talk about the conservative and surgical options to treat the problem.


     


    “The worst part about them is it’s so small, but it’s so painful.” - Dr. Raafae Hussain [01:56]


     


    “I think addressing this on both sides of the problem is far more effective long term. You’re hedging your bets.” - Dr. Damien Dauphinee [09:36]


     


    Top Takeaways:


    Which toes they commonly see the Heloma Molle

    Why you must address the underlying bone issue to care for Heloma Molle

    How they treat Heloma Molle through conservative and surgical options

    What to expect with recovery

    What is heterotopic bone


     


    What You Will Learn:


    [00:39] Intro

    [02:21] Typical corns and calluses on the foot

    [03:34] Conservative and surgical options

    [10:00] Recovery

    [12:50] Outro


     


    Resources:


    Visit our website: https://thepoddoctors.com/


    Book Mentioned: Saving Limbs, Saving Lives: Advanced Treatments for Preventing Amputations in Diabetic Populations by Dr. Damien Dauphinee

    • 13 min
    The PODdoctors: Freiberg’s Disease

    The PODdoctors: Freiberg’s Disease

    Dr. Damien Dauphinee, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, talk about Freiberg’s Disease, also known as Freiberg infraction, a fairly common source of forefoot pain. They discuss what causes this pain and what they see clinically. They also talk about the conservative and surgical treatments.


     


    “Once this joint goes, they’re painful until you do something about it.” - Dr. Damien Dauphinee [06:23]


     


    “There’s a big push on flexible shoe gear right now, where these slip on type shoes, and they show in the commercials where you can bend and fold them and stuff them into your pocket. Horrible for your feet.” - Dr. Raafae Hussain [08:49]


     


    Top Takeaways:


    What is Freiberg’s Disease and what do the Pod Docs see clinically?

    The Smillie classification for Freiberg disease

    What causes this problem?

    Conservative therapy and surgical treatment options

    What is recovery like after treatment?


     


    What You Will Learn:


     


    [00:40] Intro

    [02:00] What is Freiberg’s Disease

    [02:35] What they see clinically

    [05:13] Smillie classification for Freiberg’s disease

    [07:03] What causes this problem

    [08:00] Conservative therapy

    [10:26] Surgical treatment

    [22:31] Recovery after treatment

    [23:24] Outro


     


    Resources:


    Visit our website: https://thepoddoctors.com/


    Book Mentioned: Saving Limbs, Saving Lives: Advanced Treatments for Preventing Amputations in Diabetic Populations by Dr. Damien Dauphinee

    • 23 min
    The PODdoctors: Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy and Gastroc Recession

    The PODdoctors: Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy and Gastroc Recession

    Dr. Damien Dauphinee, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, talk about surgical treatments for heel pain, specifically for plantar fasciitis. They explain what plantar fasciitis is and why it’s the most common foot problem. They discuss some surgical options including endoscopic and gastroc recession techniques.


     


    “This is definitely a problem that we like to say, ‘You got to attack it with everything but the kitchen sink.’” - Dr. Damien Dauphinee [03:03]


     


    “Give it some time. It’s something that you’re walking on. You have to go through all the steps: stretching, good shoes, good insoles.” - Dr. Raafae Hussain [28:09]


     


    Top Takeaways:


    Why plantar fasciitis is the most common foot problem

    How they use the endoscopic and gastroc recession techniques

    Pros and cons of performing a gastroc recession

    Recovery for plantar fasciitis


     


    What You Will Learn:


     


    [00:40] Intro

    [02:01] The most common foot problem: plantar fasciitis

    [03:35] How they use the endoscopic technique

    [08:59] What is gastroc recession

    [14:23] One thing Dr. Raafae Hussain adds with plantar fascia surgeries

    [15:56] Recovery for plantar fasciitis


     


    Resources:


    Visit our website: https://thepoddoctors.com/


    Book Mentioned: Saving Limbs, Saving Lives: Advanced Treatments for Preventing Amputations in Diabetic Populations by Dr. Damien Dauphinee

    • 29 min

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