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Foot Surgeon Education Center

Surgeons who belong to the Master Foot & Ankle Surgeon Golden Scalpel Group can have access to all of Dr. Segler's patented surgical techniques, published methods of pain reduction after foot surgery, and the latest advanced from all of the different topics related to his award winning foot and ankle research. You too can learn all of the techniques to become the very best foot and ankle surgeon in your community.

Not only does registration allow you (as a foot and ankle surgeon) to access Dr. Segler directly, but also permits unlimited direct access to the premier foot surgeon instructor's  instructional surgical technique videos, web conferencing, published research, and master surgeon tips, quips, and pearls. Whether you are an orthopedic surgeon, podiatric surgeon, or specialist with a practice limited to the foot and ankle, you can learn to provide higher quality care, make earlier more accurate diagnosis of difficult to identify fracture patterns, and early treatment of invasive tumors. 

The foot and ankle surgeon's member area also includes published research and articles on running and rock climbing injuries. So if you are a foot and ankle specialist (but not a runner of climber) you can still learn to fully understand and comprehend the patterns of injuries specific to these active athletes. Most have strong desires to return to their outdoor active lifestyles as quickly as possible. This information will give you the best change of getting your injured runner or fallen rock climber back outside where they belong, as fast as possible.

Contact our office today in order to register for full access. 


Some of Dr. Segler's award-winning research can be accessed directly here: 

 Frequency of Accurate Radiographic Diagnosis of Tarsometatarsal Fracture Dislocations” awarded second place in the “Institutional Research” category at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, New Orleans, LA., March 12, 2005. This project sought to gain insight into the frequency with which orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists (podiatric surgeons) emergency room doctors, and primary care physicians diagnosed know radiographic abnormalities consistent with mid-foot (Lisfrancs' fracture) joint injuries. The goal was determine whether or not all of these doctors (who are likely to see patients with midfoot pain that continues to ache after being told it was just a sprain) were capable of identifying these fractures. What the San Francisco foot surgeon discovered was that the best foot doctor is the one who happens to recognize the injury. Not surprisingly, orthopedists and podiatrists were much better able to identify these injuries and would recognize these known difficult mid-foot fracture patterns on x-ray. 

Incidence of Lateral Process Fracture of the Talus awarded third place in the “Institutional Research” category at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV. New Orleans, LA., March 23, 2006. This project was undertake as the most comprehensive review of lateral process fractures of the talus (also often called "snowboarder's fracture"). Dr. Segler (a San Francisco -based sports medicine podiatrist and foot surgeon) performed an initial patient review of about 6,000 patients who had a history of ankle sprain or ankle injury. In that study it was determined that lataeral talar process fractures are more than 10 times as common as previously thought. 

 Dr. Segler's publsihed technique used to reduce pain after elective foot surgery such as bunion removal surgery  a this article reports on a study conducted to determine a low-cost, but highly effective method of decreasing or eliminating pain after bunion removal surgery. This is the same technique presently utilized by the San Francisco based foot surgeon and bunion specialist. In the study, the method used by Dr. Segler was found to reduce post-operative in greater than 95% of patients who had elective foot surgery. The article was published in the journal Ambulatory Surgery. Given the low cost and simplicity of this technique, it should be utilized for all elective foot surgery cases like bunion correction surgery. 

Radiographic Evaluation of the Lapidus Procedure and Resultant Forefoot Symptomatology" Original research by San Francisco foot surgeon Dr. Christopher Segler, as presented at the International Foot and Ankle Congress, Toronto, Ontario, May 11-14, 2005 and the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, March 9-13, 2005. This project was begun as an effort to answer the question about how much shortening of the first ray will result in secondary post-operative symptoms such as stress fractures in the lesser metatarsals, lesser metatarsal overload, and lateral plantar transfer lesions under the lesser metatarsal head. All of the bunion surgeries included in this investigation were performed by Bay Area foot surgeons known to be leaders in Lapidus bunionectomy surgery research. Dr. Segler (a San Francisco -based sports medicine podiatrist and foot surgeon) performed the initial design of the project and carried out the bulk of the evaluation as described in the materials and methods.  This abstract may help you determine whether or not anticipated first rays shortening can be adequately and/or predictably compensated by slight plantarflexion of the first metatarsal during unstable bunion correction surgery addressed with the Lapidus procedure.  

Predictors of Lower Extremity Injury Among Climbers: A Cross-Sectional Investigation" Original research by San Francisco foot surgeon (and climber) Dr. Christopher Segler, as presented at the International Summer Conference on Wilderness Medicine Aspen, CO, July 31-August 6, 2004 and subsequently published in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2005, 16(1);58-59.  For podiatric and orthopedic surgeons who might encounter rock climbers, it is important to understand the variables in climbing ability that might increase the odds of injury.  This study was funded by a grant from the American Alpine Club.  It was the largest investigation on lower extremity injuries related to rock climbing ever undertaken.  In the study it was determined that advanced climbing ability, younger age, and tradition climbing wee all independently associated with increased risk of serious injury while climbing.  The abstract as presented at the Wilderness and Environmental Medicine conference can be viewed by clicking on the title above. 

 International Foot and Ankle Congress, Toronto, Ontario, May 11-14, 2005 and the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Foot and An 


Dr. Christopher Segler is an award winning foot and ankle surgeon and podiatrist in San Francisco. He has won awards for his foot surgery research from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeon, The American Podiatric Medical Association, and the California College of Podiatric Medicine. He practices surgical podiatry in San Francisco. He can be reached at (415) 308-0833.


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