FOOT AND ANKLE PROBLEMS
Over the past twelve years, Dr. Pulapaka's expertise in podiatric surgery has helped thousands of patients. Working with a comprehensive plan of care and a "limb salvage" surgical approach are the keys to her successful the patient outcome. Her surgical training has taken her to Miami for her residency and Russia, at the Ilizarov Institute, for her fellowship. She opened her surgical practice in 2005, DeLand Foot and Leg Center. “I believe in patient education, support and empathy. When a patient comes to my office with a serious medical problem, I want them to be able to give that worry over to me. I want them to focus on the positive energy of healing – not labs, x-rays, or surgery. That is the burden we gladly be bear so our patients can be stronger and healthier”.
Please read our handout on Common Foot Problems and Services available.
Having diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems. Furthermore, with diabetes, small foot problems can turn into serious complications. To learn more on Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention download this handout.
Dr. Pulapaka is an Associate in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
ACFAS physicians are doctors of podiatric medicine who are graduates of accredited U.S. podiatric medical schools. ACFAS members have completed surgical residency programs of up to four years, and all Associates of the College are certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, the surgical board for foot and ankle surgery recognized by the Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards. Many have additional fellowship training in various aspects of foot and ankle surgery.
Diabetes can be devastating along with Peripheral vascular disease resulting in a need for surgical reconstruction. Dr. Pulapaka specialized in the many surgical techniques needed in these cases.
Please visit these interesting articles she published: Bone Cyst and Ilizarov FIxation in Surgery