Technology


 

 

PinPointe FootLaser

The PinPointe FootLaser, which is approved by FDA, is a specially designed laser beam that goes through the toenail and safely reduces the infection in the nail bed that causes Onychomycosis — more commonly known as toenail fungus. The procedure requires one safe, quick treatment, with little or no discomfort and is performed in the doctor’s office with no anesthesia.

The gentle laser light beam has no effect on healthy tissue and treats only the infected area. No drugs or topical ointments are used, eliminating the total-body side effects of traditional oral medications. Clinical studies show that PinPointe FootLaser reduces fungal infection and promotes clear toenail growth with a single treatment. PinPointe FootLaser is safe, effective and most patients improve after their first treatment.

Safe Quick Toenail Fungus Treatment – No Drugs, Pain or Anesthesia

Introduced in 2008, PinPointe FootLaser uses a patented laser technology to target the pathogens that cause toenail fungus. With PinPointe FootLaser, patients are treated safely and quickly with no drugs, no anesthesia and no pain. PinPointe’s laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or surrounding skin. Following the procedure, the new nail will grow in healthy and clear. Unlike medication-driven treatments for toenail fungus, PinPointe FootLaser presents minimal risk of side effects. Competing medication procedures can result in a wide variety of side effects, including liver toxicity.

 

Custom 3D Scanned Orthotics

The 3D scanner is able to obtain highly accurate images of the foot using white light and digital camera technology, creating precise orthotic fabrication. Patients are given specialized socks to wear while being scanned in our office. Orthotic style is customized to the patient’s condition, activities, and type of footwear.
 

 

Shockwave information

We use the Mettler Shockwave.

SWT noninvasively stimulates your musculoskeletal system and natural healing processes. In areas where you have injured soft tissue and pain, SWT can accelerate your natural healing and promote new tissue growth. At Town Center Foot & Ankle, we provide treatment using the Mettler Auto*Wave 695 technology.

The mechanical pressure and force generated during treatment increases the permeability of your cell membranes, improving your circulation and metabolism. SWT has a direct impact on your local nerve endings, reducing your overall levels of pain. 

Calcific deposits can also be dissolved with this type of therapy.

Each treatment session lasts for around half an hour. After your treatment, you might see some light side effects, such as bruising, swelling, or numbness. With just a day or two of decreased activity following your treatment session, you should be completely recovered.

 

SUDOSCAN DEVICE

About Sudoscan Device

SUDOSCAN is a test that provides an accurate evaluation of sweat gland function. SUDOSCAN’s focus on small nerve fibers within the peripheral nervous system innervating the sweat glands. SUDOSCAN measures the ability of the sweat glands to release chloride ions in response to an electrochemical stimulus on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, areas with the highest sweat gland density.

SUDOSCAN test results can be used as indicators for patients at risk of autonomic dysfunction through the measurement of Electrochemical Sweat Conductance (ESC) and the amount of observed asymmetry between the right and left side.

SUDOSCAN has been tested for small fiber nerve neuropathies in several diseases and compared to guidelines reference tests: > Diabetes > Parkinson > Chemotherapy induced polyneuropathy > Familial amyloid polyneuropathy > Fabry disease

 

SensiLase PAD-IQ

The financial costs and quality of life of chronic lower extremity wounds are well documented. Healthcare providers need to offer the best possible prediction of wound healing success and provide objective input to guide treatment.

The SensiLase PAD-IQ system provides a fully automated and quantitative evaluation of microcirculatory perfusion in the skin. PAD-IQ measures skin perfusion using a laser Doppler sensor and a pressure cuff to evaluate reactive hyperemia.

To measure Skin Perfusion Pressure (SPP), a pressure cuff is first automatically inflated to occlude arterial bed blood flow; this is verified by PAD-IQ by determining when perfusion has stopped. The pressure is then automatically released at a controlled rate while the cuff pressure and skin perfusion are measured. A graph displays pressure and perfusion during cuff deflation and indicates the pressure at which skin perfusion is found to return.

  • SPP replaces the need for TcP02 measurements​
  • SPP is a better predictor of wound healing outcomes than TcP02
  • PAD-IQ is faster and easier to use compared to TcP02
  • PAD-IQ helps identify which angiosomes are affected by PAD
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