Merritt Island Foot and Ankle’s Dr. Mark Beylin Offers STAR Total Ankle Replacement
By Space Coast Daily // November 28, 2016
surgical solution unique in Brevard County
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Is pain from ankle arthritis preventing you from living the quality of life you deserve? Then the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) may be a procedure just for you.
Merritt Island Foot and Ankle offers a wide variety of non-conservative or non-surgical treatment for ankle arthritis pain such as ankle foot orthotics, ankle braces, physical therapy, cortisone injections and compression stockings.
However, if conservative treatment fails to improve your ankle pain, Merritt Island Foot and Ankle offers a surgical solution unique in Brevard County.
The STAR procedure is a reputable implant that can help alleviate chronic ankle arthritis pain. A 3-piece ankle implant, STAR the ankle is made from the same material used in artificial hips and knees, and patient satisfaction at 2 years was good to excellent for 86 percent of patients in a clinical study.
“The STAR ankle system is indicated for Osteoarthritis, Post-traumatic arthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis,” said Dr. Mark Beylin, DPM, who specializes in medical and surgical care of the foot and ankle.
MLS Laser Therapy
Merritt Island Foot and Ankle also offers a painless alternative to help treat painful and debilitating conditions.
“MLS Laser Therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that enters damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity that reduces pain and swelling, speeds recovery of healing, improves local blood circulation and has no negative side effects,” said Dr. Beylin.
MLS Laser Therapy effectively treats Plantar fasciitis/heel pain, tendon and ligament injuries, sore muscles, muscle strains and tears, degenerative joint conditions, neurological and general pain, musculoskeletal disorders, pre-and post-surgical treatment and anti-inflammation application.
AmnioFix Sports Med
If you have chronic foot and ankle pain and conservative treatment such as anti-inflammatories, physical therapy and bracing have not provided relief, Merritt Island Foot and Ankle offers a non-steroidal treatment for chronic foot and ankle pain that failed conservative treatments.
If you reached your limit of steroid injections, or want a non-steroidal option, to help alleviate pain and swelling AmnioFix Sports Med may be the answer.
An injection with human amniotic membrane allograft contains growth factors that helps target sites to heal and regenerate your damaged tissue,” said Dr. Beylin.
“A great alternative for surgery and steroidal injections, AmnioFix Sports Med is used to treat Haglund’s deformity /posterior heel pain, Plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, bunion pain, joint/arthritic pain, Morton’s neuroma and foot and ankle pain and swelling.”
Log on to BrevardFootDoctor.com or call 321-452-1327 for more information about these treatments and surgical solutions and to make an appointment.
Merritt Island Foot and Ankle is a state-of-the-art podiatry practice that utilizes the latest techniques to resolve your foot and ankle problems as quickly as possible.
The practice features two highly-trained podiatrists, including Dr. Beylin and Dr. Alexander F. San Diego, Jr., DPM, who specialize in medical and surgical care of the foot and ankle.
With convenient locations in Merritt Island, and now also Viera, the doctors treat patients of all ages from small children to the elderly.
“We accept most insurance plans and our Merritt Island and Melbourne office locations allow us to treat patients from all over Brevard County,” said Dr. Beylin.
“Our goal is always to provide you with the most comfortable office experience possible. We also specialize in foot care for diabetics and offer custom foot orthotics.
“Some common conditions we successfully treat everyday are bunions, heel pain, hammer toes, toenail fungus, Achilles tendonitis, ankle injuries and ingrown nails.”
Dr. Mark Beylin attended and graduated from the University of Miami with a B.A. degree in 1995.
After completing his undergraduate studies, he enrolled at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine where he excelled through the years earning a spot in Phi Delta National Honor Society and graduating in the top 10 percent of his class.
Dr. Beylin then did a three-year surgical training at Northwest Medical Center serving as chief resident the last two years there. His post graduate training offered him a great deal of exposure to a vast variety of medical and surgical treatments of foot, ankle, and lower leg pathology.
His particular interests are in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, trauma, pediatrics, Charcot foot reconstruction, and diabetic foot care.
Dr. Beylin is one of a few surgeons in Central Florida who is trained on both the In-Bone and STARR ankle joint replacement.
Dr. Beylin has been practicing in Brevard County for the last 16 years. He was a partner and is now the owner of Merritt Island Foot and Ankle, Inc., offering people in Brevard his medical expertise.
Dr. Beylin is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Florida Podiatric Medical Association, American Podiatric Medical Association, and American Podiatric Practice Management Association.
In his free time, Dr. Beylin is dedicated to his daughter who is enjoying her care free preschool years.
“Dr. Beylin is incredible,” said Taneya Lyn of Merritt Island in a Facebook review.
“He has helped me when no one else would. He is very caring, good hearted and has always made me feel comfortable and important.”
Dr. Alexander San Diego Jr., who recently joined the practice, received his undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
He graduated in 2006 with a major in Biological Science. He completed his medical education at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, which is now known as Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine in 2012.
From 2012 to 2015, Dr. San Diego began his post-graduate training at Palmetto General Hospital in Miami, Florida.
During his intense surgical residency program at a level 2 trauma hospital, Dr. San Diego Jr. gained knowledge and experience with trauma of lower extremity, reconstructive surgery, diabetic limb salvage, wound care, and sports medicine.
After completing his residency program, Dr. San Diego Jr. moved to Brevard County to join the esteemed practice of Merritt Island Foot and Ankle.
Dr. San Diego Jr. strives to provide patients with the highest level of attention and care. He specializes in surgical and conservative treatments of foot and ankle fractures, lower extremity trauma, reconstructive surgery, diabetic limb salvage, wound care, sports medicine, and many other conditions of the foot and ankle in children and adults.
Dr. San Diego constantly attends conferences, workshops, and lectures around the country to stay current with the latest treatment techniques.
As Dr. San Diego is proudly from Wisconsin, his favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers. His hobbies include sports, fishing, music, and spending time with family and friends.
Log on to BrevardFootDoctor.com or call 321-452-1327 for more information.
MERRITT ISLAND LOCATION:
MERRITT ISLAND FOOT & ANKLE has locations at 2404 N. Courtenay Parkway on Merritt Island, map above, and at 2955 Pineda Plaza Way in Viera, map below.