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Dr. Deben added to The Coral Gables Surgical Center Staff

Thank you to Maria Freed, Director, and the Board at Coral Gables Surgical Center for inviting Dr. Deben onto their staff.  Now we have a surgical center in the South part of Dade county for our outpatient needs.  See the blog post for more on Dr. Deben.   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/top-female-orthopedic-surgeon-staff-knows-how-rock-freed-mhsa?trk=hp-feed-article-title-publish

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Runner returns to racing!!!

Meet Ana Cadreche, one of our many athletes!  Ana runs 80+ miles weekly and often places in her age group for marathon.  She is also a part-time triathlete and a full – time special education Teacher.  Ana suffered a stress fracture of her hip, requiring a large metal plate and screw implant to heal the fracture. We are now over two  years out, and Ana has won again!  She placed second overall in her age group in the A1A Full Marathon with an outstanding time of 3:11:05!  Here are some shots of her running and catching tape.  She was kind enough...

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PRP brings Cobi Morales back to Racing!

Cobi is a nationally ranked triathlete and co-owner of iRun.  He was also #1 in the world in his age group for triathlon.  A chronic, debilitating achilles tendonitis kept him from training and performing at his true capacity.  This gifted athlete came to my office ready to stop running, ready to have surgery and ready to give up his dream.  Fortunately, a successful platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injection, and rigorous adherence to a recovery protocol, brought him back to racing, and to winning.  Here are his words… “After trying virtually everything and spending thousands of dollars, I came across Dr Deben. What...

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Total ankle replacement gets Shelly back hiking!

I have been spraining my ankles since childhood. As I aged I was on crutches at least once a year because of my ankles. When I got into my 40’s, I felt I was constantly walking on a sprained ankle. When I lived in New Mexico, I saw a specialist and they made leg braces for me which I wore for many years. As I saw more doctors, I was only being offered ankle fusions. I did not want to lose the motion of my ankle or mobility of my leg. I like to hike and do outdoor activities. So...

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Independence AND recovery!!!

I-Walk-Free keeps patients moving! This patient suffered a calcaneus, or heel bone fracture. He was unable to bear weight on the foot for 8 weeks. This is significantly limiting as use of crutches or a walker make it nearly impossible to mobilize in a home or office setting. Use of these aides also occupies the hands – so preparing meals or accomplishing tasks becomes arduous. The I-Walk-Walk free crutch offers an alternative. Post-injury and post-operative foot and ankle patients can obtain this crutch, covered by most insurances and within 1 – 2 sessions of physical therapy, can learn to successfully...

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Ankle Fractures and Tendons

Ankle fractures come in all shapes and sizes. Most are mild and can be managed with a walking-boot or a cast. Occasionally, they are more severe and can involve several parts of the ankle, such as the medial and lateral malleoli. Once two of the three main bony supports of the ankle are compromised, surgery is often required. Operating on the medial (or inside) malleolus is often completed percutaneously. Small incisions are beneficial due to less pain, swelling, bleeding and scarring. However, they can make it hard to identify other vital anatomic structures, in this case, the posterior tibial tendon....

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