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What You Need to Know about Foot & Ankle Health
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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James Sferra, MD

  • Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic

Proper foot care is not something most of us think about until problems literally put us out of step. Yet, foot and ankle problems are among the most common health ailments. Virtually everyone will experience some degree of foot and ankle problems during their lifetime.

A normal foot and ankle has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. The average person will walk the equivalent of four times around the world in his or her lifetime. So it’s hardly surprising that nearly three-quarters of Americans will eventually experience some type of foot problem. In athletes, these problems are even more common. Although some problems are inherited, many stem from a lifetime of accumulated abuse and neglect, such as wearing improper footwear or not seeking early medical attention.

Take advantage of this opportunity to speak with one of our orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists to get your questions answered!

James Sferra, MD, is a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, fractures and sports injuries of the foot and ankle. Dr. Sferra graduated from Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and went on to complete an orthopaedic residency at Cleveland Clinic. He also completed a foot and ankle surgery fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Dr. Sferra is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society along with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has served on AOFAS committees and has given graduate medical education courses on behalf of the AOFAS and AAOS.

To make an appointment with Dr. Sferra or any of the other specialists in our Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, please call 866.275.7496, you can also visit us online at clevelandclinic.org/ortho.

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