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Dr. Parekh and his team were wonderful.

My first visit with Dr. Parekh was in late summer 2010, the pain in my left foot was so severe I was often in tears. I had been to three different doctors prior to Dr. Parekh, I had been in a “boot” for months and there was no improvement in my foot or my pain. With in minutes of seeing Tenaja Gay the PA, Dr Parekh came in and examined me, he said to Tenaja, I think you are right we have a “Charcot foot” . Dr. Parekh ordered some test and described to me what the situation was with my foot and where we would go from this point forward. He tried a couple of things while waiting for my foot to “cool off” to help with the pain and discomfort. In December 2010 Dr Parekh performed surgery on my foot. He put some plates and bone grafts in my foot and then a really fancy piece of hardware on top of my foot with some posts going down into my foot to hold it all in place. The pictures were impressive, Prada has nothing on Dr. Parekh. Things were moving along fairly well until about six weeks later, I noticed some drainage from the area of the incision.

Dr. Parekh saw me immediately, he scheduled an appointment at Davis Surgical Center to remove my “Prada” hardware. Our worst fears came to fruition, I had an infection. If it got into the bones I could loose my foot; by the time I woke up arrangements had been made to admit me to the hospital and transportation was en-route. Dr. Parekh and his team were wonderful. During my stay at the hospital and the follow up visits Dr. Parekh and his team kept a close watch on my foot. I had to sit on my rear for six months with no weight what so ever on my foot, but I followed his instructions explicitly. My foot healed beautifully and the infection never got into the bones. Today when someone asks how my foot is doing my reply is “Great it is still attached to my body“. I now have a beautiful foot, the arch is back in it the pain is gone and I am up walking around. I still have a way to go to completely rehab the muscles in my leg but the outlook is good.

Dr. Parekh is the man. He saved my foot and eliminated my pain.

Anna R. Curtis

Locations

  • N.C. Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Durham Regional Hospital
  • Davis Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Duke Hospital North
  • Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center

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