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Dr. Vosseller Joins AOFAS® Board

Dr. J. Turner Vosseller, MD, Joins AOFAS® Board of Directors

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society

Rosemont, Ill. (September 20th, 2022) – Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon J. Turner Vosseller, MD, has joined the Board of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS). They are the leading organization for lower extremity medicine and foot and ankle surgery, as a member-at-large.

Dr. James Vosseller
Dr. James Vosseller

J. Turner Vosseller, JOI San Marco

Dr. Vosseller is currently a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute in Jacksonville. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Following his residency, he moved to New York City to complete a foot and ankle fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Vosseller is a longtime leader in the AOFAS and Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation. As a member and chair of the Humanitarian Committee from 2012-20. He played an instrumental role in developing opportunities for foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons. To provide life-changing surgery to patients with lower extremity deformities and disabilities in other countries. He dedicates his time to several other AOFAS committees. He is also a reviewer for Foot & Ankle International (FAI), the official journal of AOFAS.

“AOFAS has been integral to my progression as a surgeon and leader, providing countless opportunities for development, education, and service,” said Dr. Vosseller. “It is a great honor to serve on the Board of Directors, and I look forward to help shape the forward direction of the Society.”

About Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeons

Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Their education and training consist of four years of medical school, five years of postgraduate residency, and a fellowship year of specialized surgical training. These specialists care for patients of all ages, performing reconstructive surgery for deformities and arthritis, treating sports injuries, and managing foot and ankle trauma.

About the AOFAS

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society mobilizes our community of foot & ankle orthopaedic surgeons to improve patient care through education, research, and advocacy. As the premier global organization for foot and ankle care, AOFAS delivers exceptional events and resources for continuous education, funds and promotes innovative research. They broaden patient understanding of foot and ankle conditions and treatments. By emphasizing collaboration and excellence, AOFAS inspires ever-increasing levels of professional performance. This leads to improved patient outcomes. For more information visit the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society online at aofas.org.

Contact:

Christie Petrucci, Marketing and Communications Senior Specialist, AOFAS

Tim Wall, Marketing Director, JOI

JOI wants to congratulate Dr. Vosseller for this accomplishments and this appointment to the Board of the AOFAS.

Dr. Vosseller practices at the JOI San Marco location. Finally, to schedule an appointment with him, please call 904-564-2000, schedule online or click the link below.

Where The Pros Go
Where The Pro’s Go

Groundbreaking Research from Bruce Steinberg, MD

Dr. Steinberg JOI REHAB
Dr. Bruce Steinberg

Jacksonville, FL, February 21, 2011 – Bruce Steinberg, MD, Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI) surgeon, announces that his groundbreaking research paper, “Quantitative Muscle Hardness as a Non-invasive Means for Detecting Patients At Risk of Compartment Syndromes” is now in the publication by Physiological Measurement. Additionally, this is an international, peer-review publication. The paper co-authors were Ryan Riel, MD, Marshal Armitage, MD, and Hudson Berrey, MD, of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Health Science Center, Shands Jacksonville, University of Florida.

The publication is a journal for sensors, instrumentation and systems in physiology and medicine. It covers the quantitative assessment and visualization of physiological function in clinical research and practice. With an emphasis on the development of new methods of measurement and their validation.

Clinical Benchmark Study

Dr. Steinberg and his co-authors report on a benchmark clinical study validating quantitative muscle hardness and a device developed by Dr. Steinberg. In general, the device can be used to evaluate limb swelling, limb pain, muscle tone and muscle spasm. Also, the device can aid in the evaluation of medical conditions, such as limb edema, limb trauma, cellulitis, infections, hematoma, insect bites, snake bites, allergic reactions, contusions, stroke, cerebral palsy, paralysis, contractures, muscle strains and muscle ruptures.

There is demonstrated interest and excitement by the medical community for this device. It is non-invasive and shows great promise in providing additional diagnostic information for physicians thanks to Dr. Steinbergs groundbreaking research.

Make an Appointment Today!

Dr. Steinberg practices at the JOI San Marco physician office and Baptist Health Jacksonville.

Finally, to schedule with Dr. Steinberg, please call 904-564-2000 or schedule online or click below.

JOI & JOI Rehab Bold City Best 2022
JOI & JOI Rehab Bold City Best 2022

Don’t Run in Pain

Don’t run in pain! In The Game recently featured this article to make sure you don’t run in pain:

What Is Runner’s Knee?

Runner’s knee is the broad term that sums up any pain around the kneecap or patella area. Like the name suggests, daily running is the most common culprit, although any sport that puts pressure on the knee joint, such as hiking, biking, or playing soccer, can lead to developing the condition. Pain is caused by strained tendons or the irritation of soft tissues or the lining of the knee.

Symptoms include feeling pain when walking, climbing stairs, squatting, kneeling, sitting down, and running. Runner’s knee may be caused by overuse, trauma to the kneecap, flat feet, weak thigh muscles, inadequate stretching, or arthritis. It is more common in women than men, and overweight individuals are especially prone to the disorder. Typically, your doctor will perform a physical exam and may order X-rays to confirm the diagnosis.

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How to treat Runner’s Knee

How to Treat Runner’s Knee

Most runner’s knee conditions can be treated without surgery. One method is to practice RICE: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. You should avoid repetitive stress to the area and apply an ice pack for up to 15 minutes once every one to two hours. You can wrap your leg to add support to the knee and elevate your leg to reduce swelling. Taking anti-inflammatory medications is also recommended.

How to Prevent Runner’s Knee

To help prevent runner’s knee, modify your training schedule and activities. Try to run on softer surfaces and avoid running on stairs. Don’t increase weekly mileage by more than 10% each week.

Incorporate certain stretches before running to further prevent runner’s knee. Stretch out your hamstring by placing your left heel on the front leg of a chair, leaning forward from the hips, and holding for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other leg.

For strengthening, you can also try straight-leg lifts: Lie on your back, place your left foot on the ground with the knee bent at a 90-degree angle, slowly raise your right leg about 6 inches off the floor, hold for three seconds, and slowly lower back down. Repeat with the opposite leg.

To schedule for physical therapy, please call 904-858-7045.

If you have been running in pain and need to see a Physician, JOI has you covered, even during the COVID-19 crisis. We are here offering In person and virtual visits depending on your preference. To make your appointment call 904-JOI-2000 or click the link below!

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In The Game Banquet

JOI Sponsors In The Game
In The Game

Dr. Snyder will be speaking at the In The Game banquet on February 1st. He will be the keynote speaker speaking to the top athletes in the area and their parents about what it takes to be successful outside of sports.

SenioRITA Tennis Tournament

2019 SenioRITA Tennis Tournament

JOI is a proud sponsor of the 20th Anniversary SenioRITA Tennis Tournament. This tournament raises money to support the RITA Foundation to search for a cure of Breast Cancer.

To learn more about the JOI Tennis Program, please go to: TENNIS

Jacksonville Armada

JOI is proud to provide sports medicine coverage for the Jacksonville Armada FC. We celebrated the Armada’s last game at Patton Park on June 8th against the Storm FC, which was fitting due to the amount of rain during the game! Below is one of JOI’s physical therapists, Tiffany Patterson at the game.

Admission is FREE so please come out and support your local Soccer team!

Armada website

Patton Park location: 2850 Hodges Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246

JOI PT at an Armada game
Tiffany Patterson PT at the Armada Game

Tennis 4 Cancer

With the Tennis 4 Cancer event upon us, weekend warriors who participate in tennis should be aware of common injuries associated with tennis such as tennis elbow. With this in mind, please read this article with information regarding symptoms and treatments JOI offers:

Tennis Elbow

Braces For Tennis Elbow

By: Justin Delicato PTA/Site Coordinator Fleming Island

Jumbo Shrimp

JOI – Official Sports Medicine Provider

JOI is proud to be the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp!!!

Join JOI and the rest of the Jacksonville community tonight for Opening Night as the we take on the Jackson Generals at 7:05 pm. Don’t forget to stay after and enjoy the fireworks.

Dr. Lance Snyder, Dr. Gregory Smith, Dr. Kevin Kaplan, and Dr. Brett Frykberg are proud to serve as the Official Team Physicians for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. To schedule an appointment with a JOI Physician, please call 904-JOI-2000 or go to: JOI Doctors

To learn more about the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, go to: https://www.milb.com/jacksonville

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute is proud of our relationship with all of our sports teams. JOI and JOI Rehab is Where The Pro’s Go! To learn more, please go to JOI.net.

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