Congenital biomechanical structural collapse & functional wear and tear increases the pressure in specific areas of the foot causing disintegration and displacement of the natural fat pad that causes disabling pain and disability In specific areas of the foot. This then leads to secondary punitive knee, hip and back pain.
Dr Dennis Shavelson, a Board Certified Foot & Ankle surgeon named one of the Top 75 Podiatrists in America the past six years, specializes in lower extremity biomechanics, foot prehabilitation and rehabilitation and custom foot and ankle orthotics. By augmenting fat grafting, a tried and true procedure with foot centering strappings, pads and RestorThotics® before, during or after Foot Fat Grafting, the outcomes of the medical procedure and the foot and posture of the patient improve structurally and functionally. There is an increased “take” (more volume of fat) of the grafted material and longer lasting results in addition to better foot and postural stability, support and balance reducing the pressure under areas of atrophy adding improved performance and quality of life.
Dr Shavelson is collaborating with Darren Smith MD, a board certified plastic surgeon, expert in foot fat grafting. Dr. Smith is excited to be working with Dr. Shavelson to build an International Center for Foot Fat Grafting augmented with high tech biomechanical principles.
Biomechanically, everything begins with the type of foot you inherited at birth. Knowing your foot type predicts where the underpinning biomechanical pathology will add pressure in specific locations of the foot. Over time, the fat padding in these areas can atrophy or shift resulting in pain and compensatory foot and postural problems.
Dr. Shavelson, the architect of Functional Foot Typing® and Restorative Biomechanics™, has spent decades restoring stability, support, strength, symmetry and balance to the feet and postures of countless patients. He is now collaborating with plastic surgery colleagues to incorporate his biomedical engineering of the foot with the emerging technology of Foot Fat grafting. This multimodal, integrative approach to the foot fat pathology that is often an early sign or symptom of the foreseeable foot type pathology sequence.
LifeStyle Podiatry is offering a complimentary 15 minute phone or office consultation for Augmented Foot fat Grafting candidates. Call (212) 343-3668 to schedule your consultation.