America's Premier Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Expert Reconstructive, Cosmetic, Aesthetic Foot Surgery

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

 
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Something BIG
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

Stiff Big Toe (Hallux Limitus/Rigidus)

This is a condition that affects the same joint as a bunion, however on the top rather than the side. This is the result of arthritic and degenerative changes occurring at the joint from wear and tear. Typically, spurs or bony growths form on the top of the joint causing pain and restricting motion. Often, the joint becomes permanently ruined and cannot be salvaged. Initially, steroid injections or orthotics may relieve the pain, however in the long term, surgery is usually indicated and there are a variety of options available depending on the individual situation. This can include simply shaving off any excess bone, shortening the metatarsal to decompress the joint, fusing the joint, and replacing the joint with an implant. More recently, synthetic joint fluid has been used to lubricate the joint with some success and this can buy time before surgery is performed.

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)