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We would like to announce that Dr. Royden J. Stanford, DPM has successfully achieved Board Certification by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and is now a Diplomate of the ABPM.

Dr. Stanford is commited to providing the foremost foot and ankle care to his patients. This is acheived through continuing his education in advancements in Podiatry and Foot Surgery. We are excited for the benefits of board certification that will be passed on to our patients.

To learn more about Dr. Stanford read his profile here.

In a study comparing the bone healing rates of smokers and non-smokers, the findings revealed that smokers took nearly 50 percent longer to heal after surgery than non-smokers and the bones of some failed to heal. Foot and ankle surgeons are assessing ways to decrease the dangers posed to smokers during and after surgery and improve their bone health.

Smokers are a high-risk group under any circumstances, but particularly so during and after surgery.  According to foot and ankle surgeons, there are ways to reduce the risks to appropriately treat these patients for the best outcomes possible.

In addition to longer healing times, blood clots, wounds that break open and greater risk of infection are other dangers facing smokers. Perhaps the most serious threat to smokers who have foot and ankle surgery, however, is non-union or failure of the bone to mend. Smokers are four times more likely to experience non-union than non-smokers.

For more on how smoking affects your body's ability to heal after surgery, visit FootHealthFacts.org  

By Aurora Foot & Ankle Clinic
February 10, 2015
Category: Foot Care
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Welcome to the Blog of Aurora Foot & Ankle Clinic

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a podiatrist in the Langley, BC area, we’re excited you are here. With the podiatric industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote good foot health as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including podiatry news, advancements in podiatric treatments, practical foot and ankle health advice and updates from our practice. 

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best foot and ankle health

As always, feel free to contact Aurora Foot & Ankle Clinic with any questions or concerns.

-- The Podiatry Team at Aurora Foot & Ankle Clinic