Feet and ankles are some of the most intricate skeletal systems in the human body, made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles and ligaments that all work together to achieve flexibility and stability.
Dr. Alejandro Miranda completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania under the prior president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Dr. Keith Wapner, where he practiced Achilles tendon reconstruction, ankle replacement surgery, and ankle ligament repair, among other techniques.
“I did my foot and ankle fellowship because that was an area that was relatively untouched and much in need of specialists. In particular, foot and ankle let you take care of a spectrum of problems that affect all age groups and all patient populations, from children to working people to elite athletes,” Dr. Miranda says. “You can greatly influence a person’s life. Whether it’s a patient with a complication from diabetes mellitus or a patient with ankle arthritis considering ankle replacement, both are looking to preserve their quality of life.”
SOSI’s board-certified surgeons believe strongly in continued education and are constantly evolving their orthopaedic practices. Dr. Miranda utilizes non-surgical techniques whenever appropriate, and is skilled in arthroscopic, minimally invasive, and open surgical techniques.
The Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute comprises a dedicated, local, and highly-trained staff of ten physicians and dozens of medical care and support staff, bringing world-class medicine to northwest Colorado, southern Wyoming, and the surrounding region. Alongside the team of specialists, SOSI also has a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and a physiatrist who specializes in the evaluation of spinal and musculoskeletal disorders, non-operative spine care, including epidural injections, and EMG and global orthopaedic assessments.