Southeast Georgia Health System is proud to announce that calcaneocuboid
ligament sprain research by J. Melvin Deese, M.D.,board-certified orthopaedic
surgeon and foot and ankle specialist, Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic
Surgery, a strategic affiliate of the Health System, has escalated to
national and international levels.
"Calcaneocuboid sprain is a frequently overlooked cause of persistent
and lateral foot pain," says Deese. "The main objective of the
research is to increase awareness in the orthopaedic community."
According to Deese, too often patients with calcaneocuboid sprain visit
multiple doctors without results. "I have seen patients who have
experienced debilitating pain and instability for as long as 20 years.
After appropriate diagnosis and treatment, these patients have minimal
to no pain after eight weeks, and are back to full function between two
and 10 months."
Deese, who is also medical director for the Health System’s Orthopaedic
& Spine Center, will present his research this fall at the International
Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies (IFFAS) 5th Triennial Scientific
Meeting in Chicago, Ill. IFFAS is a collaboration of foot and ankle societies
from around the world.
Deese’s research will also be presented at the American Orthopaedic
Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago,
Ill., this fall. This premier educational event focuses on cutting edge
diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle disorders. AOFAS is a medical
specialty society comprised of orthopaedic surgeons.