46 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.

    Rheumatoid

    Rheumatoid

    In this episode of The PODdoctors podcast, Dr. Damien Dauphinee, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, talk about rheumatoid foot, an autoimmune disease that affects the joints.

     

    They talk about the development of DMARD medications and how they help control deformities in patients.

     

    “If I was looking at just one joint I would think this is probably osteomyelitis or some type of septic arthritis. But if we are seeing it (no cartilage) uniform across all their joints we know this is most likely rheumatoid arthritis.” -Dr. Raafae Hussain [07:17]

     

    “If your patient is on DMARDs, they are relatively well controlled and they’re not dealing with polyarthritis all the time, I would treat them like any other hallux rigidus patient. Give them the option of fusing it or doing an implant. Because this is a progressive problem, you want joint fusion over an implant” -Dr. Damien Dauphinee [22:45]

     

    Top Takeaways:

    What is rheumatoid foot?
    Treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis
    Post-surgery recovery 

     

    What You Will Learn:

    [00:50] Intro
    [02:00] What is rheumatoid foot 
    [10:14] Offloading weight from bone sites 
    [15:17] Treatment options
    [20:05] DMARDs
    [23:25] Implants
    [26:00] Recovery





    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

    • 28 min
    The PODdoctors: Tailor’s Bunions - #46

    The PODdoctors: Tailor’s Bunions - #46

    In this episode of The PODdoctors podcast, Dr. Damien Dauphinee, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, talk about Tailor’s bunions. They talk about treatment options and what you can do with your Tailor’s bunion.

     

    “A Tailor’s bunion, people assume it’s a bump, it’s a growth, it’s a tumor. Can you knock it down? But then I talk to them, Look, it’s an ​​angulation or a deviation of that fifth metatarsal. It’s literally just slightly rotating out.” -Dr. Raafae Hussain [06:11]

     

    “These are common problems. They have reasonable success with conservative, non-surgical options, but you have to be willing to adjust your shoes.” -Dr. Damien Dauphinee [20:08]

     

    Top Takeaways:

    What is Tailor’s bunion
    How the PODdoctors treat a Tailor’s bunion
    The recovery process

     

    What You Will Learn:

    [00:50] Intro
    [02:22] What is Tailor's bunion
    [07:18] Two measurements they look at
    [08:56] Treatment options
    [19:01] Recovery

     

    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

    • 21 min
    The PODdoctors: Ankle Scope - #45

    The PODdoctors: Ankle Scope - #45

    In this episode of The PODdoctors podcast, Dr. Damien Dauphinee, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, talk about ankle arthroscopy, also known as ankle scope. They discuss how this underutilized technique can help with interior ankle pain, such as synovitis. They walk through the process, including portal placement, the most important part of arthroscopy.

     

    “We see ankle problems. We see synovitis. We see these aches and pain. And I feel like we’re doing conservative therapy, steroid shots and all that, and we’re worried about the next step, big surgery, but that medial ground, that middle ground, that ankle scope, super underutilized.” -Dr. Raafae Hussain [02:01]

     

    “It’s a great underutilized technique for lingering ankle pain.” -Dr. Damien Dauphinee [19:09]

     

    Top Takeaways:

    What is ankle arthroscopy and why it’s underutilized
    Examples of interior ankle pain such as synovitis
    Portal placement - the most important part of arthroscopy
    Recovery

     

    What You Will Learn:

    [00:50] Intro
    [01:43] What is ankle arthroscopy
    [03:00] Interior ankle pain
    [06:54] The portal placement process
    [12:28] A walkthrough of a recent case
    [18:34] Recovery
    [20:23] 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: MEND Surgery - #44

    The PODdoctors: MEND Surgery - #44

    In this episode of The PODdoctors podcast, Dr. Damien Dauphinee, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, talk about neuroma pain and Morton’s Endoscopic Nerve Decompression (MEND) surgery. 

     

    “The downside and the risk are extremely low and the upside when it works makes this an incredibly effective procedure.” -Dr. Damien Dauphinee [11:45]

     

    “If you have nerve pain in your foot, talk to your doctor about releasing that nerve rather than cutting that nerve out.” -Dr. Raafae Hussain [13:49]

     

    Top Takeaways:

    What is neuroma pain and typical symptoms
    A walkthrough of MEND surgery

     

    What You Will Learn:

    [00:50] Intro
    [02:23] Typical symptoms for neuroma pain
    [04:14] Traditional treatments
    [05:34] What is MEND surgery
    [10:09] Recovery
    [14:42] 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

    • 15 min
    The PODdoctors: Tendon Laceration Surgery - #43

    The PODdoctors: Tendon Laceration Surgery - #43

    In this episode of The PODdoctors podcast, Dr. Damien Dauphinee, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, walk through a recent tendon laceration surgery. They discuss the surgical procedure to repair this common injury.

     

    “You want a locking type suture that will help hold the tendon.” -Dr. Raafae Hussain [03:37]

     

    “If you lose a centimeter with that tendon, it’s not that big a deal. They can gain that back with physical therapy.” -Dr. Damien Dauphinee [07:42]

     

    Top Takeaways:

    A walk through of the surgical procedure 
    The type of suture the PODdoctors use to repair the tendon
    Why it’s important to avoid adhesions
    The recovery period

     

    What You Will Learn:

    [00:50] Intro
    [02:28] The exams to determine the injury
    [03:26] How the PODdoctors repair the tendon
    [07:51] Repairing the synovial lining
    [11:07] How they do the hand ties
    [16:06] Recovery
    [16:48] 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

    • 17 min
    The PODdoctors: Gout - #42

    The PODdoctors: Gout - #42

    In this episode of The PODdoctors podcast, Dr. Damien Dauphinee, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, provides a general overview of “The Great Imposter”: gout. A crystalline disorder, Gout is caused by uric acid crystals forming inside the joint and affects 4-6% of the U.S population. The PODdoctors discuss the multifaceted problems attached to this arthritis, the stages of pain and inflammation, and the treatment options currently available. 

     

    “Seven in ten people don’t know that gout is a type of arthritis. People think it is a come and go deformity. ” -Dr. Raafae Hussain [14:35]

     

    “They call gout “The Great Imposter” because it could be a number of different things. The workup requires us to usually get blood work and x-rays to see what is going on.” -Dr. Damien Dauphinee [03:02]

     

    Top Takeaways:

    What is gout?
    Gout: an indicator of other serious problems
    Uric acid crystallization
    Gout flares and the impacts of climate
    PODdoctor’s surgery experiences
    Treatment options

     

    What You Will Learn:

    [01:39] Intro
    [02:20] Common indicators of gout
    [06:45] Things that add to your risk of gout
    [10:08] The two types of gout
    [13:43] Treatment options
    [18:18] What gout is signaling in the body
    [22:50] Krystexxa treatment
    [24:21] Caring for the joint

     

    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

    • 26 min

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