Expert Foot and Ankle Surgeon Joins ONS

ONS is proud to announce the addition of orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, Mark Yakavonis, MD, to the accomplished team of  ONS orthopedic specialists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists and Mark Yakavonis, MDphysical therapists. Dr. Yakavonis will see patients at ONS’s Greenwich office and at its Westchester location at 500 Mamaroneck Avenue in Harrison, NY.

Dr. Yakavonis is a fellowship-trained specialist whose expertise includes foot and ankle sports injuries, fractures, cartilage injuries, neuromuscular disease and arthritis.  He performs minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgical techniques and ankle joint replacement.

Dr. Yakavonis earned his medical degree from the New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Boston University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Harvard-Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston MA.

While a resident, Dr. Yakavonis received the Resident Research Award for his research into a novel operative technique for reducing ankle syndesmosis (high ankle sprain). He was later awarded a national research grant to continue his research from the Arthroscopy Association of North America.  A published author and frequent lecturer, Dr. Yakavonis was named an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association.

“ONS has been dedicated to helping patients maintain active lifestyles for 20 years. By adding Dr. Yakavonis to our prestigious team of orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons, ONS will be able to accommodate the increasing patient demand for an elite level of expertise in lower extremity conditions,” said Seth Miller, MD, president of ONS.

07/10/2019

Are shoes the culprit of foot pain?

ONS orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Clain, who specializes in foot and ankle surgery met with News 12 On Health Reporter Gillian Neff to discuss whether the cause of foot pain is related to shoes.

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Dr.Clain says foot issues like bunions and hammer toes are exacerbated by shoes. Bunions may appear to be bumps growing on the foot, but they’re actually bones shifted out of place by frequent wear and tear and it is best to find shoes that can accomodate your feet comfortably. Watch the NEWS12 “What’s Ailing You: Aching Foot Pain” with Gillian Neff.

For more on bunion surgery and the results read: Suffer from Bunion Pain? Dr. Clain Offers Solutions.