Hang 10... or as they now say...hit the lip!

2nd Light Forums
Decrease font size
Increase font size
Topic Title: Ortho MD Help
Topic Summary:
Created On: 05/12/2018 08:23 AM
Linear : Threading : Single : Branch
Topic Tools Topic Tools
View topic in raw text format. Print this topic.
 05/12/2018 08:23 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


SrfGtr

Posts: 92
Joined Forum: 12/19/2006

Looking for recommendations on reputable orthopedic surgeon prefer specializing in ankles and / or sports injuries . Searched the forum and see lots of shoulder / knee - just curious anyone's experience with ankles. Congenital ankle issues and numerous roles skate/surf have chronic limitation / pain not alleviated with rehab. Last ortho surgeon had assistant spend 30 minutes selling me on shoe inserts....
 05/12/2018 09:57 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Kimo63

Posts: 321
Joined Forum: 04/22/2012

I'm in this business . My top foot and ankle guy in Orlando is Dr Papa with Jewett orthopedic group in winter park . He is a tough guy to get in to see , but you will get a great opinion and he is a fantastic surgeon
 05/12/2018 11:51 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Cole

Posts: 34847
Joined Forum: 07/22/2003

Dean Cole at Florida hospital is a good one too. He does ankle replacements if need be.

Dr Cole is also a task to see, but he will tell you the truth. He's done my ACL replacement, hip replacement and reconstructive surgery on a hip due to a run in with a drunk in a 1976 Nova. I still play league level soccer and surf on a short board.

-------------------------
Dave doesn't like me.
 05/12/2018 02:35 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


grdsurf

Posts: 481
Joined Forum: 09/28/2004

Dr. Luc J Teurlings in Merritt Island is very good. I've seen him a couple times for shoulder and knee issues.
 05/13/2018 09:50 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Cole

Posts: 34847
Joined Forum: 07/22/2003

Careful with Teurling, he wanted to use a patella tendon for my ACL and that is a terrible method for surfers. I also have two good friends that came out for the worse after surgery.

The moral of this story is second opinion.

-------------------------
Dave doesn't like me.
 05/20/2018 12:48 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


SrfGtr

Posts: 92
Joined Forum: 12/19/2006

Any other ankle surgeons in Brevard anyone can recommend? Have appointment with Dr Pappa but it's months out.
 05/20/2018 04:20 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


paddleout

Posts: 11592
Joined Forum: 07/31/2003


check out Dr. Anthony Ware

-------------------------
Florida Plant Nursery Heliconia Rainbow Eucalyptus
Exotica Tropicals
Plant Nursery
Brevard Florida
 05/20/2018 05:13 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Kimo63

Posts: 321
Joined Forum: 04/22/2012

SrfGtr , I'm glad you have an appointment with Dr Papa , he is worth the wait. If you want to see someone local great , but still see what Dr Papa has to say . Good luck moving forward
 05/21/2018 05:34 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


equipeola

Posts: 620
Joined Forum: 12/17/2009

Originally posted by: Cole Dean Cole at Florida hospital is a good one too. He does ankle replacements if need be. Dr Cole is also a task to see, but he will tell you the truth. He's done my ACL replacement, hip replacement and reconstructive surgery on a hip due to a run in with a drunk in a 1976 Nova. I still play league level soccer and surf on a short board.

chk your pm please 



-------------------------

ola ~

 05/21/2018 05:48 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


moody

Posts: 3490
Joined Forum: 07/24/2003

I will third Dr. Papa at Jewett. He did ankle surgery for a friend of mine and has looked at mine and shaken his head - we may do something in the future but not yet. Ironically mine is too bad to operate on now - they may do a partial fusion at some point (mine isn't my ankle - it's my upper foot so a bit more complex as I won't be able to walk well after and they want to put it off while I'm still mobile). But at least he's realistic. I wouldn't see anyone locally for that - ankles are awfully complex.

-------------------------
[Feminism is] a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. ~Pat Robertson
 05/22/2018 06:50 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


equipeola

Posts: 620
Joined Forum: 12/17/2009

Originally posted by: equipeola
Originally posted by: Cole Dean Cole at Florida hospital is a good one too. He does ankle replacements if need be. Dr Cole is also a task to see, but he will tell you the truth. He's done my ACL replacement, hip replacement and reconstructive surgery on a hip due to a run in with a drunk in a 1976 Nova. I still play league level soccer and surf on a short board.

 

chk your pm please 

 

 

Got it- one more time chk it



-------------------------

ola ~

 05/22/2018 11:49 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


gaper

Posts: 13
Joined Forum: 03/19/2017

Originally posted by: Cole Careful with Teurling, he wanted to use a patella tendon for my ACL and that is a terrible method for surfers. I also have two good friends that came out for the worse after surgery. The moral of this story is second opinion.

Unfortunately I also did not have a good experience with Teurlings

 05/22/2018 11:55 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


gaper

Posts: 13
Joined Forum: 03/19/2017

It's definitely worth taking the time to find a legit doctor in Orlando. The doctors here in Brevard suck. It's annoying to make the drive but it depends on how much that ankle is worth to you.

From what I've seen the doctors at Jewitt or Orlando Orthopaedic Center are highly regarded. I've been dealing with a knee injury and I wish I had gone to them first instead of messing around in Brevard.

FORUMS : Surfing : Ortho MD Help

Topic Tools Topic Tools
Statistics
145730 users are registered to the 2nd Light Forums forum.
There are currently 3 users logged in to the forum.

FuseTalk Basic Edition - © 1999-2018 FuseTalk Inc. All rights reserved.

Hello to Matt B