The Chicago, IL, Podiatrists Of Weil Foot & Ankle Get Involved In The Chicago Area Community

Chicago Podiatrist, Dr. Lowell Weil Jr. Is Invited To Paris!

We are so proud of Dr. Lowell Weil, Jr. who was invited to France this past week to visit several famous orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons at their practices. He was also a featured lecturer at the French Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting in Lyon France. Toutes Nos Félicitations Dr. Weil Jr.!

 

WFAI Participates In The American College Of Foot And Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference

WFAI had 5 podium presentations in the manuscript competition at this year’s ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference and multiple poster presentations. This is more than any other group in the nation. We received 3 awards for our scientific research this year.

Dr. Waverly, WFAI reconstructive surgery fellow, won 1st place for his manuscript entitled “Does Second Metatarsal Length Correlate with Plantar Pressure Measurements Beneath the Second Metatarsophalangeal Joint During Walking?” The coauthors on this project were Shenche Hshieh, PharmD, MS; Ryan Crews, MS; JAcob Jones, BS; Lowell Weil Jr, DPM; Lowell Scott Weil, Sr, DPM; Erin E Klein, DPM, MS; Adam Fleischer, DPM.

Dr. Rachel Albright (a resident from the IL Masonic program) received an honorable mention for her manuscript entitled “Risk Factors for Recurrence After Hammertoe Corrective Surgery.” Dr. Fleischer was her mentor. The coauthors on this project were Moiz Hassan, MS; Jacob Randich, BS; Robert O’Keefe, DPM; Erin E Klein, DPM, MS; Lowell Weil Jr, DPM; Lowell Scott Weil, Sr, DPM; Adam Fleischer, DPM.

Dr. Fleischer, WFAI Director of Research, won 2nd place in the poster competition for his poster entitled “Look Before You Cut: Risk Factors for Skeletal Osteoporosis on Foot X-rays.” His coauthors were Arezou Amidi, DPM; Michael Kelly, DPM; Steven Herwick, MD and Martin Yorath, DPM.

Dr. Klein, WFAI Associate Director of Research, received her “key to the college” pin and is now a fellow of the college since she passed her board exam last June/July.

Dr. Weil Jr, WFAI President, gave multiple lectures/debates. He debated Tom Chang on the proper approach to a plantar plate repair. Dr Weil Jr did an amazing job using literature and logic to win the debate against Dr. Tom Chang (California).

Dr. Sorensen, WFAI Partner, debated Dr. Dayton (Des Moines, Iowa) on the role of instability of the 1st ray in bunion deformities and surgical correction of bunion deformities. Dr. Sorensen also lectured and chaired the poster competition.

WFAI participated in research that proved superior to the forefoot in the oral abstract presentations (Drs. Waverly, Albright, Klein, and Arbuckle all presented).

Dr. Bowen, WFAI Associate, led the fellowship meeting and committee action over the course of the week.

New friends were made and current friendships were strengthened at the yearly Fellowship Dinner. Every year, Dr. Weil Jr invites all of his past, present, and future (following year) fellows to a fabulous and lively dinner. The stories and adventures of the fellows are hysterical! Dr. Weil Jr. and Sr. also shared moments that were hilarious! Perhaps most importantly, everyone laughed and truly enjoyed each other’s company.

Top-Rated Podiatrist, Dr. Klein, Shares News About The Starlights Synchronized Skating Team

One of our very own, Dr. Erin Klein, participated in the 2017 National Skating Championships in February.

Dr. Klein – “After 15 years off the ice, a friend convinced me that I “wanted” to come back and skate on an adult synchro team again. We started in August and I was so out of shape that I could barely make it around the ice. However, I rarely back away from a challenge, so I bought myself a new (properly fitting) pair of skates and started skating again with the team and on my own. Since starting the season, I have lost 10 inches around the belly, dropped 6 dress sizes and lost 35 lbs. I gained confidence in myself and made new friends with a common interest that isn’t solely about medicine.

The 2017 National championships were held in February. Our team skated the best that we have all year. We saved our BEST skate for the LAST skate of the year. I am so proud of my teammates. All of these ladies are amazing people who have helped me find my inner sparkle. Some days that involved a lot of glitter.

In addition to our team, our junior team placed 3rd. Our novice team placed 4th. Our intermediate team placed 5th and our juvenile team placed 6th. These are HUGE accomplishments. The intermediate division had 46 teams that had to qualify in the top 12 to compete at nationals. The junior team had been traveling and competing for 3 weeks in 2 different countries prior to this competition. The novice team skated their hearts out. The juvie team was so cute and they skated REALLY well.

Overall it was a very successful season for the Starlights Synchronized Skating team. I am so happy to have found a happy place where I can relax, have fun and make new friends.”

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WFAI Exhibit At The AAOS Conference

Podiatrists From Weil Foot & Ankle Set Up An Exhibit & Speak At The 2017 Annual Meeting Of The American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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About 10 years ago, Dr. Weil Jr. invented a new surgical procedure. It utilized a commonly performed procedure called the Weil Osteotomy (invented by Dr. Lowell Weil Sr. in 1984) that is one of the most commonly performed foot and ankle surgeries in the world. He added something called “plantar plate repair” to this surgery which has become incredibly popular and commonly performed worldwide. It is still relatively new and continues to gain notoriety as more and more research comes out about it.

Last week, WFAI presented a scientific exhibit at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Diego. This is the largest meeting of orthopedic surgeons in the world with over 30,000 in attendance.

There are only four foot and ankle scientific exhibits awarded each year and there has never been one authored by podiatrists until we did it this year. What a huge accomplishment! Our exhibit was on the plantar plate repair.

The exhibit was three large walls that we covered in posters and had a video of the procedure running on a television monitor.

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  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
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  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
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  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
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  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
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  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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