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Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi, Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi

Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi (Dr. K) has developed and perfected a new type of bunion surgery. This type of specialized surgery leaves little, if any, scaring on the outside of the foot and inside the foot.

The Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery leaves far less swelling than the traditional bunion surgery, which means patients can be back on their feet (2-4 weeks), much sooner than traditional bunion surgery (up to 3 months).

Dr. K's Background

During his foot and ankle surgical residency in New York, Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi traveled to a lecture in Pittsburgh by Dr. John Herzenberg M.D. the co-director of international limb lengthening Institute of Maryland in Baltimore. He was fascinated by this lecture and started inquiring about the Fellowship position in Baltimore. He was accepted to a one-year fellowship at the Rubin Institute for advanced orthopedics/international limb lengthening Institute in Baltimore under Dr. Dror Paley MD and Dr. John Herzenberg MD.

During his fellowship in Baltimore, Dr. Khosroabadi’s passion grew for correction of limb length discrepancy and limb deformity. After finishing his fellowship in Baltimore, he moved to Los Angeles California and started his own practice Foot and Ankle Alliance.

Since 2008 he's been helping patients from all over US with deformities and illnesses of the foot and ankle. He has always pushed the envelope to come up with new procedures, techniques and devices. He's appeared on multiple national TV programs including the nationally syndicated The Doctors. He is also been featured in multiple magazines and news stations for his outstanding procedures in helping people walk again.

Professional Bio

Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi is a Fellowship trained foot and ankle specialist graduated from New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Khosroabadi completed a three year surgical residency in New York. He also completed a one year fellowship at the Rubin institute for Advanced Orthopedics / International Center for Limb Lengthening at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore Maryland with world renowned Orthopedic Surgeons, Dror Paley M.D. and John Herzenberg M.D.

Academic Achievements

  • Lectures at Baltimore Limb deformity Course / Clubfoot course
  • Surgeon education and training in Milan Italy with Dr. Alexander Kirienko MD. September 2011.
  • Surgeon education and training with the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology & Orthopedics ('The Center') in the city of Kurgan, Siberia, Russia. ( April 1st , April 11th )


The International Center for Limb Lengthening (ICLL) is world renowned for its’ expertise in limb lengthening and reconstruction. The ICLL, part of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, opened at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in July of 2001 with a brand new six-story facility designed by the Center's co-founders, Drs. Dror Paley (first orthopedic surgeon to introduce the Ilizarov method to the United States and Canada in 1985), John E. Herzenberg(chief of pediatric orthopedics at Sinai Hospital and co-director of the ICLL) the first team in the United States to dedicate their practices to limb lengthening and deformity reconstruction.

Fellowship Clinical Experience

  • The treatment of children and adults with upper and lower limb length discrepancies, short stature, limb deformities, nonunions, bone defects, bone infections, joint contractures, arthritis and distraction treatment of Perthes disease.
  • Participating at a major referral center for the Ponseti method of Clubfoot treatment. This facility offers friday clinics exclusively dedicated to the management of infants with clubfoot deformity and provides extensive experience with castings and tenotomies.
  • During my training I have been involved in a multi-modal approach to patient management by being an active participant with the departments of physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiology and the gait analysis lab all of which operate exclusively for the ICLL.

Fellowship Surgical Experience

  • Deformity Planning (CORA)
  • Muscle, Tendon Transfers
  • Application of External fixation (TSF, Ilizarov, monolateral)
  • Bone Deformities, Malunions, Non unions (distraction Osteogenesis)
  • Supramalleolar and Focal dome Osteotomies for (Varus, Valgus, Procurvatum ,recurvatum and rotational) doformities
  • Ankle Fusion, Flattop Talus, ankle distraction (ilizarov , subtalar distraction for treatment of OA)
  • Flexion/extension Contractures of ankle and knee
  • Limb Lengthening ( ISKD, TSF, Ilizarov, LRS )
  • Treatment of Fibular Hamimelia, Tibia Hamemelia, Congenital Femoral Deficiency
  • Ponseti treatment for Clubfoot deformity, and PMR.
  • Perthes ( core decompression + Hip distraction)
  • Fixator assisted Nailing (FAN), Plating (FAP) and lengthening over nail (LON)
  • Charcot Foot treatment with external fixator
  • Corticotomies ( multiple hole technique) and osteotomies (Gigli saw technique)
  • Achondroplasia and Hypochondroplasia
  • Entrapments; Tarsal tunnel, Peroneals, femoral nerve
  • Severe Cavus foot, pes planus and neglected clubfoot using (ilizarov fixator/TSF)

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