Foot and Ankle SurgeryPublished: Feb 23, 2023
By Tampa General Hospital
The Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery provides a comprehensive experience and expertise that allows it to serve as a regional referral service, assisting thousands of patients to return to an active lifestyle. Drs. Sanders, Radnay, Epting, and Loewy actively engage in local and national research and education to ensure that the field continues to advance toward safer and more effective lower extremity orthopedic pathology management.
Roy W. Sanders, MD serves as the Chairman of the University of South Florida (USF) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as the Chief of theTGH Orthopedics Institute. He continues to serve as a national and international leader in orthopedic surgery, especially in lower extremity trauma and posttraumatic reconstruction of the foot and ankle.
Craig S. Radnay, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery with USF. He participates in resident and fellow education and is a member of the Postgraduate Education Committee of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
Timothy C. Epting, DO is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery with USF. He participates in resident/fellow education and mentorship with lectures, Grand Rounds, and direct instruction in clinics and in the operating room. He previously served in the United States Navy as an attending Orthopaedic Surgeon on the First NATO Combined US and German Joint Surgical Team.
Evan M. Loewy, MD is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery with USF. He is the Fellowship Director for the Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship and serves on the Annual Program Committee for the Florida Orthopaedic Society
The FOI Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery offers the full spectrum of foot and ankle surgical and non-operative care. They collaborate with physical therapists, primary care physicians, orthotists, and prosthetists to provide patients with comprehensive care of their injuries so they can return to their active lifestyles. The Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery serves as a regional referral center for complex primary and revision cases from across the southeastern United States. These referrals include patients with significant post-surgical complications including infections, failed joint replacements, poorly-positioned fusions, and non-healed fractures. The Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery is the highest volume total ankle replacement center in Florida and continues to grow its management of complex foot and ankle pathology. The department offers cuttingedge procedures such as minimally invasive bunion surgery and ankle joint preservation surgeries, such as arthroscopic cartilage grafts. Often these procedures, including total ankle arthroplasty, are offered as same-day, outpatient surgery in both the ambulatory and hospital surgical environments.
The Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery advances patient care and surgical outcomes with multiple ongoing research projects. The department continues to utilize its total ankle arthroplasty and lower extremity trauma experience to generate impactful research that can be applied across practice settings nationally. Recent publications include the largest and longest-term outcome study for the STAR total ankle arthroplasty and a study comparing this procedure to outcomes after traditional ankle arthrodesis. The development of a total ankle arthroplasty registry has allowed the Division to continue to share its data for maximizing patient outcomes with the greater orthopedic community. The Division also collaborates with the Orthopaedic Trauma Service to study lower extremity trauma with the goal of improving surgical devices and techniques to return patients to their pre-injury lifestyle as quickly as possible.