Additional Resource Links
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Recommended Shoe Retailers
- Altra Running
Very comfortable running shoe to kick around in. Anatomic shaped toe-box to accommodate forefoot issues or to use as a post-bunion or hammer toe correction shoe. Also, they do not “tilt” you forward as they have a neutral sole.
- Brooks Running
Along with Newbalance, Brooks has some of the best shoes around. Their shoes are typically designed so that you can easily remove the insole and put your own support in. Can be found online at the link above or locally at Feet First or Fit2Run.
- Feet First
Great local running shoe company. Ask for Missy… she is truly a shoe fitting artist! Also, mention that I referred you and you should receive a discount.
They are located at: 4949 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 • (727) 898-1130
- Finn Comfort
Expensive, but amazing. Very high quality. Great dress sandal options with removable insoles. Can often find them for sale locally at Nordstrom’s or Happy Feet Plus or online at Amazon, Zappos or 6pm.
Another great local running store with lots of brand options. They do spend a lot of time with each customer getting to know their needs and helping them find the right shoes. They will typically honor a discount if you say that I referred you.
- Holabird Sports
Holabird Sports offers a huge variety of athletic shoes at very low prices. They are a trusted leader in racquet sports equipment, athletic foot wear, sportswear and apparel. Since their inception in 1981, they have grown to include a large inventory that includes a broad range of running shoes, tennis gear, running apparel and much more. They are based out of Baltimore, MD. They really have a great website and are also very easy to deal with.
Ph: (410) 687-6400
- New Balance Web Express
Although this is an internet based store, I would feel very confident shopping with them. They really run a great online store. They are very friendly and are customer service orientated. This is a great place to get a huge variety of NewBalance shoes in all different widths and sizes. They also carry a women's dress shoe line called Aravon that is very orthotic friendly.
Ph: (800) 595-9138
- Oofos Sandals
Great option for around the home. Many foot ailments are best supported at all times. I highly recommend picking up a pair of Oofos slides to use around the house to prevent further damage to your feet. Cheapest prices tend to be found on Amazon.
- Rockport, Aravon & Cobb Hill
Have really nice men’s and women’s shoes that are reasonably prices. For women, the Aravon and Cobb hill lines often come in different widths and shapes to better accommodate the forefoot.
Other Foot & Ankle Resources
- Great American Natural Products
Great local resource for dietary supplements, vitamins and essential oils. These all may help to optimize the body naturally and can aid in healing. Also, they are a very good resource for CBD oil products and have really done their research on the products that they support.
Located at: 4121 16th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 • (727) 521-4372
- Stausburg Sock for Plantar Fasciitis
Helps to reduce heel pain associated with the tight Achilles tendon and plantar fascia that one often experiences with the first few steps out of bed in the mornings. Can order from this link or from Amazon.
- TayCo Brace
Great brace for stability. Designed by an orthopedic team specialist for the University of Notre Dame Football team. Uniquely fits over the shoe and gives almost as much support as fracture boot, but has the benefits of being able to wear it with you work shoes or tennis shoes and doesn’t create the akward gait associated with fracture boots that can lead to knee, hip and back pain. AOA does distribute utilize these braces. Can also be custom made.
Surgery Center/Hospital Links
- Palms of Pasadena Hospital
Palms of Pasadena Hospital opened more than forty years ago and has provided high-quality healthcare services for the people of St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas ever since. Over the years, the hospital has expanded to keep pace with community growth.
Located at: 1501 Pasadena Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida 33707 • Ph: (727) 381-1000
- St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony's has a long tradition of providing a wide range of exceptional health care services to our community — more than 85 years of advancing superior health care. And with nationally recognized services and St. Anthony’s history of compassionate care, this facility continues with a commitment to remain on the leading edge of medicine. Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany with a mission to serve, St. Anthony’s Hospital team members strive to advance the level of compassionate care we provide to patients and the community.
Located at: 1200 Seventh Ave. N. , St. Petersburg, FL 33705 • (727) 825-1100
- SurgCenter Northeast
SurgCenter Northeast, LLC is licensed by the state of Florida. SurgCenter Northeast, LLC was established in 2013 by a leading group of physicians in their fields to offer safe, high-quality surgical care to our community. You will find that because the center specializes in outpatient surgery, our patients enjoy many advantages including personalized service and excellent medical care. Our specialties include Orthopaedic, Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Pain Management, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and ENT.
Located at: 2438 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., St. N., Suite C, St. Petersburg, FL 33704 • Main Phone: (727) 565-0740
- SurgCenter Pinellas
SurgCenter Pinellas, LLC is a multispecialty outpatient surgical center conveniently located in Largo, Florida. The professional and caring doctors, nurses and staff are dedicated to providing exceptional patient care in a comfortable, private setting. Our mission is to provide our patients with cost-effective outpatient surgical services through caring doctors & nurses, friendly staff, state-of-the-art technology, and a well-equipped, comfortable facility.
Located at: 12416 66th St. N., Suite D, Largo, FL 33773 • Main Phone: (727) 408-5310
Ankle Joint Replacement
- Exactech Vantage® Total Ankle
The Exactech Vantage Total Ankle was designed with the latest advances in total ankle research to mimic the patient’s anatomic ankle shape and support natural movement.
- Integra® Cadence® Total Ankle System
The Integra Cadence Total Ankle System is designed to treat ankle arthritis through replacement of the ankle joint with a prosthesis, thereby reducing pain, restoring alignment, and allowing for movement at the replaced joint.
- Integra® Salto Talaris® Total Ankle Prosthesis
The Salto Talaris® Anatomic Ankle is a new generation ankle replacement that mimics the anatomy and flexion/extension movement of the natural ankle joint, and is an alternative to traditional ankle fusion.
- Stryker STAR Total Ankle
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SBi’s Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR™ Ankle) system to treat U.S. patients. It is a safe, proven alternative to failed conservative treatment. It is the only three piece mobile bearing non constrained, uncemented total ankle replacement (to receive pre-market approval to replace a painful arthritic ankle joint due to post traumatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis).
- Wright Medical INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement
Until recently, there were limited options for ankle replacement in the U.S. The INBONE® Total Ankle began as a leading foot and ankle surgeon's quest to provide a viable surgical solution to ankle arthritis patients for pain reduction and restored mobility.
- Wright Medical INFINITY® Total Ankle Replacement
INFINITY is a low-profile implant, optimized for the efficiency and accuracy of PROPHECY Preoperative Navigation. INFINITY builds upon the solid foundation of INBONE to position Wright Medical as a continuous innovator in the field of ankle arthroplasty.
- Wright Medical INVISION™ Total Ankle Replacement
The INVISION™ total ankle system was specifically designed with revision surgery in mind. Used as a standalone or in conjunction with either the IINBONE® or INFINITY® components, the INVISION™ adds a new level of modularity to total ankle replacement.
- Wright Medical PROPHECY® Preoperative Navigation...
PROPHECY Preoperative Navigation Guides are key components in total ankle replacement. Using a combination of computer imaging and a CT scan, a customized plan is developed for your unique anatomy, before ankle replacement surgery. PROPHECY guides provide the alignment accuracy of INFINITY and INBONE Total Ankle Systems while reducing surgical steps.
- Zimmer Biomet Trabecular Metal™ Total Ankle
The Zimmer Biomet Trabecular Metal ™ Total Ankle is the first and only ankle implant available on the market that is implanted from a lateral approach through the fibula (outer ankle bone).
External Ring Fixation
- RingFIX™ RAD Ankle Joint Arthrodiastasis
The RingFIX™ RAD is a new SBi external fixation system developed to address the growing ankle osteoarthritis market and offers an alternative to ankle fusion or replacement. This system is solely dedicated to the technique of distraction arthroplasty (surgical repair/cleaning) of the ankle joint. Distraction arthroplasty is indicated for patients with ankle osteoarthritis with preserved ankle joint geometry and mild-moderate limitations in joint mobility. This technique preserves the natural ankle joint anatomy and has been reported to extend the life of an ankle joint.
- SBI RingFIX™ - External Ring Fixation System
The SBi RingFIX™ is a modular external fixation system designed to accommodate patients with a large variety of clinical needs. Originally marketed in Europe under the Fixano brand, RingFIX™ has a successful 20 year history of clinical use in the global healthcare marketplace. Developed around the principles of the Ilizarov technique begun in Russia over 50 years ago, RingFIX™ offers near limitless configurations servicing both pediatric and adult patients.
Partial Joint Replacement (Forefoot / Great Toe)
- BioPro First MPJ Hemi Implant / Partial Great...
BioPro® hemi toe implant is an excellent alternative to fusion. The implant gives patients pain relief and restores motion. The BioPro implant is the most extensively studied toe replacement available. The implant has been successfully used since 1952 and has a 38-year clinical study showing a 97.4% success rate. The BioPro® hemi toe is simple to implant, removes the minimum amount of bone possible, and preserves the anatomy of the first toe.
- MetaSurg BioMotion Hemi Great Toe
The BioMotion™ First MPJ Cannulated Hemi System has been designed for use in a simplified, reproducible surgical technique. The BioMotion™ implant also features a low profile surface, thus reducing the amount of bone resection needed and allowing for retention of the flexor tendon attachment sites.
Other Links of Interest
- Global Health Mission
Dr. Adam Perler has become the foot and ankle specialist for the annual surgical mission to Chulucanas, Peru. He joined Dr. Tim Runyon, another local foot and ankle specialist in 2018. Dr. Runyon helped to establish the foot clinic in Chulucanas and has served on over 17 trips. They join a group of 40+ volunteers each year and service over 2000 patients with over 160 surgeries during a 2-week period of October each year. Dr. Perler is honored to play a role in this mission. Being in a position to give back to those in need is an essential part of his professional focus. If you would be interested in making a donation to the mission or volunteering, please let us know.
- InMotus Medical
InMotus Medical was cofounded by Dr. Adam Perler and is focused on new product development and serves as a concept incubator. InMotus solicits medical device innovations, analyzes their feasibility via a specialty Innovation Advisory Board, and streamlines development, protection, and commercialization, benefiting patients and maximizing financial returns to innovators and investors. Focused on medical professionals, InMotus is a one-stop development source for taking an innovation from concept to realization.