Drs. Riccio and Zide join SRHaccess Facebook LIVE to discuss their complex foot and ankle clinic.

Nov 07, 2018 / Clubfoot

#SRHaccess Facebook LIVE Recap: Complex Adolescent Foot and Ankle Clinic

On this week’s Facebook live, Anthony I. Riccio, M.D. and Jacob Zide, M.D. joined us to discuss their collaboration with the complex adolescent foot and ankle clinic at the hospital. Below is a recap of the conversation.

Watch the live segment. 

What is the complex adolescent foot and ankle clinic?
  • The clinic is led by pediatric orthopedic surgeon Anthony I. Riccio, M.D. and adult orthopedic surgeon Jacob Zide, M.D. 
  • It is a unique collaboration between a pediatric and adult specialist to create a plan of care for patients diagnosed with complex foot and ankle conditions. 
  • Common to complex foot and ankle deformities are seen
What is the history of this clinic?
  • Established four years ago.
  • Our team recognized that there was a specialized need for older pediatric patients with foot deformities.
  • It takes place once a month and has grown to be one of the busiest clinics in the hospital. 
Most common foot conditions: 
The team sees a little bit of everything – common to the complex.
  • Congenital deformities
  • Developmental problems
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Revision surgeries – unsuccessful treatment plans from previous institutions
How do you become a patient of this clinic?
  • Many of the patients are referred to the hospital from other foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons in Texas and across the country. 
  • A parent can visit our website or call 214-559-7477 to have their child be seen in this clinic. 
Who is involved with this team?
Depending on the complexity of the case and the needs of the patient, the hospital has a multidisciplinary team to evaluate the adolescent. 
  • Riccio and Zide lead the planning of the treatment
  • Nursing staff
  • Physical therapists
  • Orthotists and prosthetists
  • Rheumatologists
  • Neurologists
Research
  • This clinic has a research registry which collects data on all foot deformities seen in adolescents.
  • Patients are evaluated in the hospital’s movement science lab to analyze the function and exact pressures generated when their foot hits the ground.
  • Questionnaires are completed by patients to better understand the effectiveness of their treatment – before and after. 
Learn more about the research being conducted in the Center for Excellence in Foot. 

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