‘Solving Problems of the Foot and Ankle,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Oct. 4

Sep 28, 2017

Almost 8 out of 10 Americans have experienced a foot problem, half say it has impacted their quality of life and those with regular foot pain tend to have a host of other health issues, according to a survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association.

“Solving Problems of the Foot and Ankle” will be addressed by L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD, in a free presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6-7:15 p.m., at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. The 75-minute talk will include time for questions and answers.

Dr. Latt will discuss the anatomy and biomechanics of the foot and ankle, how to prevent injury and overuse and the role of body alignment and movement in foot and ankle health. He will present the latest research findings and recommendations for a range of problems, including achilles tendinitis, bone spurs, bunions, hammer toes, plantar fasciitis and fractures. He also will share an orthopaedic surgeon’s inside look at advanced forms of diagnosis and treatment, including non-surgical and surgical interventions.

An associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and associate professor of biomedical engineering with the UA College of Engineering, Dr. Latt also is medical director of the UA dance medicine clinic. He specializes in the care of injuries of the shoulder, knee, ankle and foot.

Seating for the lecture is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, please visit the UA Arthritis Center website, www.arthritis.arizona.edu, or call 520-626-5040 or email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu

Parking is available in the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson visitor/patient parking garage just south of the hospital’s main entrance; please bring your parking ticket to the lecture to be validated for free parking.

If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a Sign Language interpreter or disability-related accommodations, please contact Tracy Shake, 520-626-5040, email: livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu

The lecture is part of the “Living Healthy with Arthritis” series of free monthly talks presented by the UA Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology. The final lecture in the fall 2017 series will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1: “Imagine a Future Free of the Pain of Arthritis ... Meet the UA Arthritis Center Researchers,” an inside look at the cutting-edge research being conducted at the UA Arthritis Center, led by Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD.

About the University of Arizona Arthritis Center

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved diagnosis, measurement and treatment of the disease. For more information, please visit www.arthritis.arizona.edu

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

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