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Dr. Vladimir Zeetser, DPM, FACFAS | 818-907-6100

 
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in Bunion Correction Has Arrived!
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Fast Foward Bunion Correction System
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Before Bunnion Surgery After Bunnion Surgery
MedShape Annoucement on FastForward

Fast Foward for Hallux Varus
Before Hallux Varus FastForward After Hallux Varus FastForward
Meet our newest
International Fellow
Can Yapici, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon - Istanbul, Turkey
Meet our newest International Fellow. Completed the October 2015
Aesthetic Foot Surgery Fellowship
and personal training with Dr. Zeetser for the FastForward™ Bunion Correction
Completed May 2017
Aesthetic Foot Surgery Fellowship
Laser Fungal Nail Treatment Laser Fungal Nail Treatment
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The state of the art in hammertoe correction and aesthetic toe shortening IDFD
Sclerotherapy
for unsightly spider veins
Sclerotherapy

Bunion Deformity (Hallux Abductovalgus)

A bunion deformity is a misaligned big toe joint that can become swollen and tender, causing the big toe to deviate towards the second toe and a bump or bunion to form on inside (medial aspect) of the big toe joint. As time progresses, the angle between the first and second metatarsal bones increases and the bunion becomes larger. Initially, it may be without symptoms, however because of the deviation at the joint, arthritis may develop and destroy the joint and cause pain. Bunions are generally thought to be hereditary, but their development can be exacerbated and hastened by tight fitting or narrow shoes, flat foot and hypermobility deformity. It becomes very difficult to wear shoes comfortably and depending on the patient's age, can lead to skin breakdown and wounds. Conservative therapy is typically only temporary and thus surgery is frequently performed to correct the problem.



Common Foot and Ankle Problems Successfully Treated
by Los Angeles Podiatrist Dr. Vladimir Zeetser

Foot and ankle problems usually fall into the following categories:

Acquired from improper footwear, physical stress, or small mechanical changes within the foot.

Arthritic foot problems, which typically involve one or more joint.

Congenital foot problems, which occur at birth, are generally inherited.

Infectious foot problems, which are caused by bacterial, viral, or fungal disorders.

Neoplastic disorders, usually called tumors, which are the result of abnormal growth of tissue and may be benign or malignant.

Traumatic foot problems, which are associated with foot and ankle injuries.

Aesthetic – for additional information, please click here.

The most commonly treated foot problems are:
 (all descriptions are mainly in laymen's terms)