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Remedies for the Extremities: Solving Problems of the Foot, Ankle, Hand and Wrist

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Graphic showing the bones in a hand and foot along with the presentation title "Remedies for the Extremities: Solving Problems of the Foot, Ankle, Hand and Wrist"

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center | Living Healthy With Arthritis Lecture Series

About the Lecture
Each of our feet contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 120 muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Each of our hands consist of 27 bones, 27 joints, 34 muscles and over 100 ligaments and tendons.

The most common foot problems include plantar fasciitis, achilles tendon injuries, ankle sprains, arthritis of the foot and ankle and hammar toes. The most common hand problems include carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglion cysts, tendonitis, osteoarthritis and trigger finger.

Join us as Drs. Daniel Latt and David Margolis share the latest approaches to both non-surgical and surgical interventions for foot, ankle, hand and wrist problems. Topics discussed will also include the anatomy and biomechanics of the foot and hand - and how to prevent injury and overuse. Drs. Latt and Margolis will offer the latest research findings and recommendations for a wide variety of problems and will detail an orthopaedic surgeon's inside look at advanced forms of diagnosis and treatment.

Portrait of L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD
L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Dr. Latt earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2002. He completed residency training in orthopaedic surgery at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is fellowship trained in sports medicine (University of California, San Diego), and foot and ankle surgery (Duke University). In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Latt earned a doctorate in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

He specializes in the care of injuries of the knee, ankle, foot and shoulder. He is particularly interested in complex lower extremity reconstruction and realignment, cartilage injuries, patellofemoral disorders (joint formed at femur/kneecap), degenerative disorders of tendons, treatment of ankle arthritis and arthroscopy of the ankle, knee and shoulder. He also has a special interest in dance medicine and is the medical director of the dance medicine clinic at the University of Arizona.

Portrait of David Margolis, MD, PhD
David Margolis, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Dr. Margolis is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, a master’s degree in physiological sciences, a doctorate in physiological sciences and a medical degree, all at the University of Arizona. He went on to complete his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the UArizona, followed by a fellowship in hand surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Dr. Margolis' research interests include combining leading-edge technologies in engineering, medical imaging, physiology and molecular biology to develop treatment strategies for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration. Dr. Margolis works collaboratively on translating the novel biomaterial and implantable sensors produced in the laboratory into clinical use for patients. His orthopaedic subspecialty is care and treatment of the hand, wrist and elbow.

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6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 6:00pm
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