Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Foot and Ankle Surgery at Hancock Orthopedics
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Dr. Wil Adams is a Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Foot and Ankle Surgeon that practices at Hancock Orthopedics in Greenfield, IN. He specializes in Adult and Pediatric Reconstruction, but sees and treats a broad variety of pathologies. He is an active member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Adams is a Surgeon, Educator, Orthopedic device consultant, and Researcher.
Dr. Adams and his Nurse Practitioner see patients on Tuesdays, and Thursdays. They take call for the emergency room, and local urgent care centers for trauma, infections and sports injuries. They are available 24/7 for emergencies via an on-call answering service.

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Dr. Adams is an Indiana native. He attended Indiana University-Bloomington where he met his wife Allison. He got degrees in Nutrition Science, Biology and Chemistry. Dr. Adams then got his doctorate from Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine where he was a Dean’s List student. He then came back to Indianapolis to do his surgical residency, and was Chief resident at Community Health Network. He stayed in Indianapolis, and completed advanced training in a Fellowship focusing on Adult and Pediatric Reconstruction. During his Fellowship, Dr. Adams worked part-time for Hancock Orthopedics. He has remained there since.

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Dr. Adams in the operatory

Dr. Adams enjoys teaching as he helps educate, and train the surgical residents at Community Health Network, and the Fellows at American Health Network. He actively participates in research, and peer reviewing for national journals.

He is also a consultant for orthopedic device companies where he is afforded the opportunity to help train, and design with other surgeons across the country.

When Dr. Adams is not practicing medicine he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, snow skiing, traveling, and riding single track on his dirt bike, or mountain bike.

Dr. Adams has special interests in the following areas:

Arthroscopic surgery
Minimally invasive calcaneal fracture repair
Flat foot reconstruction, Adult and Pediatric
Vitamin D, and its correlation with bone healing
Cartilage restoration for the Tibiotalar joint
Regenerative medicine
5th Metatarsal fractures
Non-union revision surgery

William J.E. Adams, DPM, FACFAS CV (pdf)

ORTHOPEDICS, PODIATRY
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Here is the link : https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1067251622002150

for free access to this article we wrote on the Plantaris’ role in equinus, and why you should be sure to transect during your gastroc recessions. Nice job @kbkindred @dkblacklidge @bgelliott14 @indyfootandankle
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Pt presented with acute Lisfranc Charcot collapse w/ ulcer and acute OM in medial cuneiform.

We staged the procedures:

-I&D with biopsy + cultures (6 wks oral antibiotics)
-Mini rail application debridement and graft placement - 3 weeks later
-Mini rail removal and debridement and graft - 4 weeks later
-Triple arthrodesis, NC arthrodesis, Lisfranc arthrodesis, and TAL - 9 days later

WB xrays were taken 16 weeks after final surgery demonstrating mostly consolidated fusions

Obvious criticism is medial column beam should have been recessed further. Clinically the beam did not look proud but radiographically it does.

Extremity Medical has an excellent Charcot set with a beam and clip system. The clips straddle the beams where desired, and help prevent back out.

Note: this patient now has 2 reconstructed Charcot feet. The contralateral limb was reconstructed last year, & still healed. See post from 2/19/22
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Biocartilage is an excellent adjuvant for OLT’s and has favorable MOCART scores.

Side by side xray is a case just posted recently in a 15 yo female.
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Incredible to see the amount of incorporation on xrays from 1 wk post op to 6 months post op.

BioCart has good MOCART scores.
Fun to see on plain film as well.
Thankful to see this awesome young lady do so well and get back to gymnastics.

@arthrexmeded
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Thrilled to have these outstanding new Fellows from Milwaukee and Chicago residencies. Both have exceptional CV’s.

They started this July, and are off and running! Looking forward to a great year with them both.

@indyfootandankle
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A left out lateral from the previous case posted. ...

80 yo female 2 years out from TAA. Patient had contralateral ankle arthrodesis 8 years ago.
Can you tell which side has the prosthesis?
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FOOT & ANKLE SURGERY

Before & After Photos

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Before and After correction of painful, arthritic bunion deformity

(Note: Skin color changes due to swelling)

Note: Your results may vary

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Adams: (317) 477-6683