Monthly Archives: November 2018

Orthopedic Group Supports Local Non-Profits LWRr Medical Center and Arthritis Foundation

November 29, 2018

Sarasota, FL, November 29, 2018 – 360-ORTHOPEDICS is proud to announce their support of two important non-profit organization events to be held in December. They are the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Nursing Scholarship Fund and the Arthritis Foundation.

On Saturday, December 15, the 360-ORTHOPEDICS team “Achy Breaky Bones” will sponsor the “Jingle Bell Run” at Benderson Park to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation in their quest to find a cure. Forty million people in the United States have some form of arthritis. This year, the Medical Honoree of the Arthritis Foundation is Jeffrey Silverstein, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with 360-ORTHOPEDICS, who has committed to champion this cause. This family friendly event begins at 6:00 pm and there will be entertainment, refreshments, and Santa. Registration is at

On Friday, December 21 at 6pm, SOA is the title sponsor for the Lakewood Ranch 5K Jingle Run to be held at LWR Main Street. This is a family event and features almost 3,000 runners supporting the LWR Medical Center Nursing Scholarship Fund. With the aging population of Baby Boomers, there is a national shortage of nurses with the most intense deficiency found in the South. The 360-ORTHOPEDICS team, “Achy Breaky Bones” consists of 25 runners, including 360-ORTHOPEDICS physicians. Registration for the run is at

360 Orthopedic supports over 20 local non-profit organizations in our community year round. The commitment of 360-ORTHOPEDICS is to get our patients back on their feet, back to work, back in the game, and back to life. If you would like more information on this topic, please contact Sandi Wall, Chief Marketing Officer at 941.951.2663 / ext 213 or email at

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Orthopedic Group Adds New Surgeon: Dr. Adam Mandel, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Physician

November 15, 2018

360-ORTHOPEDICS is excited to announce the addition of Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Dr Adam Mandel. Dr Mandel is a Board Certified physician specializing in foot and ankle trauma, arthroscopy, reconstruction, joint replacement, and all other areas of foot and ankle treatment options. He is skilled in addressing complex deformity as well as more common pathologies and non-operative solutions for foot pain. Dr Mandel has earned multiple honors and awards and is published in his field of expertise.

Dr Mandel says, “I am pleased to align myself with the commitment of 360 Orthopedic to get our patients back on their feet and back to life”.

360-ORTHOPEDICS has three locations in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Venice and offers same day / next day appointments when needed. The group offers all treatment aspects of orthopedics including but not limited to joint replacement, regenerative therapy, sports medicine, and nerve conduction studies. Physical therapy, MRI, and X-ray technology are available at all locations. For more information visit the website or call 941.951.2663.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sandi Wall, Chief Marketing Officer at 941.951.2663 / ext 213 or email at

This entry was posted in on November 15, 2018 by sarasotaAdmin.

When Should My Child See an Orthopedist?

November 5, 2018

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It can be hard to know whether a child needs orthopedic treatment or is just experiencing growth development. Symptoms can be signs of underlying causes. While many orthopedic problems that arise in childhood are temporary, it can be hard to know when your child may need additional care. Parents who notice persistent musculoskeletal problems may need to consider seeking pediatric orthopedic treatment. There are two primary orthopedic problems found in young children. These typically form when a child is first learning to walk and can lead to irregular walking habits.

Intoeing is identified as running or walking with the toes turned slightly inward as opposed to straight forward. The layman’s term for this condition is “pigeon-toed.” Intoeing typically corrects itself around the age of 8 in the majority of children, however, if it continues the child may need the assistance of a brace or other orthopedic treatment. Intoeing can be a symptom of metatarsus adductus (when a child’s foot is bent inward near the middle of the foot), tibial torsion (the inward twisting of shin bones), or femoral anteversion (an inward twisting of the thigh bone). Treatments include casts, braces, or surgery to reset bones.

Bowleggedness, or genu varum, is more commonly found in toddlers under the age of 2 and those suffering from childhood obesity. If a child has bowleggedness, there will be a noticeable gap between their legs when they place their feet together. As the child continues to grow, bowed legs typically straighten themselves out. However, if one leg is more bowed than the other or if the bowing is more severe than usual, the child may need orthopedic treatment. Furthermore, bowleggedness can be an indication of something more serious such as Blount’s disease or rickets. This is often identified via x-ray after the child is three years old. If left untreated, bowing may worsen or become permanent. Treatments include bracing, medication, or surgery depending on the underlying cause.

If parents notice these symptoms and they seem more severe than usual, it’s important to ask a pediatrician if seeing a specialist is necessary. At 360-ORTHOPEDICS, we treat patients from pediatrics to adults. We have three convenient locations and are able to offer same day / next day appointments when needed. Our mission is to get patients back on their feet, back to work, back in the game, and back to life.

This entry was posted in on November 5, 2018 by sarasotaAdmin.