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Fellowship Trained

  • Foot & Ankle

Clinical Specialties

  • Foot & Ankle
 

Education

  • Wake Forest University - B.S. in Biology with Honors
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine
  • Atrium Musculoskeletal Institute & OrthoCarolina - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
  • Baylor Scott & White Orthopaedic Associates of Dallas - Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship
 

Bio

Dr. Ford returned to Charlotte in 2020 after finishing his subspecialty orthopedic training with the Foot & Ankle section of Orthopaedic Associates of Dallas. Dr. Ford was raised in Birmingham, AL, but spent his undergraduate, internship, and residency training in North Carolina.

 

Practice

Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle 

  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle, Hindfoot, and Midfoot Fusions
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)

Arch Deformity 

  • Flatfeet (Planovalgus)
  • High-Arched Feet (Cavovarus, Charcot-Marie Tooth)

Adolescent Foot & Ankle Conditions

  • Tarsal Coalitions
  • Residual/Long-Term Clubfoot Manifestations

Trauma & Fracture Management  

  • Tibia, Fibula, Ankle, and Pilon fractures
  • Calcaneus fractures
  • Talus fractures
  • Navicular fractures
  • Lisfranc and Metatarsal fractures
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis

Limb Salvage

  • Deformity Evaluation, Management, and Correction
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Ilizarov Static and Spatial Frames
  • Charcot Reconstruction

Forefoot Reconstruction

  • Bunion Correction
  • Hammertoe Correction
  • Great Toe Arthritis (Hallux Rigidus)

Sports and Cartilage Injuries

  • Athletic Injuries and Rehabilitation
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Osteochondral (OCD) Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Achilles Tendonitis, Tears, and Reconstruction
  • Ligament and Tendon Injuries and Reconstruction
  • Stress Fractures

Paralytic Conditions, Lower Extremity Weakness, and Foot Drop

  • Bracing
  • Tendon Transfers
  • Ankle and Hindfoot Fusion
 

Awards

  • 2012 - University of Alabama School of Medicine Frank Fitts, Jr. academic merit scholarship
  • 2013 - Richard Devore Carter, M.D. academic merit scholarship
  • 2013 - Gold Humanism Honory Society Member
  • 2013 - Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Member
  • 2014 - William R. Shamblin, M.D. Surgery Award (single recipient)
  • 2014 - University of Alabama School of Medicine Medial Alumni Association Leadership & Community Service Award (single recipient)
  • 2014 - University of Alabama School of Medicine Outstanding Patient Communication Award (single recipient)
  • 2016 - International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium Resident Scholarship
  • 2017 - American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Resident Scholarship
  • 2017 - American Society for Surgery of the Hand 72nd Annual Meeting Best Video Award for “Huber Transfer for Opposition in Thumb Hypoplasia”
 

Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Ford SE, Adair CR, Cohen BE, Davis WH, Ellington JK, Jones CP, Anderson RB. Intermediate-Term Efficacy, Outcomes, and Alignment following Isolated Fibular Sesamoidectomy via a Plantar Approach. Foot Ank Int. 2019;40(12):1375-1381. DOI: 10.1177/1071100719868734. PMID: 31434509. 
  • 2018  Ford SE, Cohen BE, Davis WH, Jones CP. Midfoot Charcot Reconstruction with Intramedullary Beaming: Clinical Outcomes and Complications. Foot Ank Int. 2018: E Pub ahead of Print. DOI: 10.1177/1071100718799966. PMID: 30284492
  • 2018  Ford SE, Kwon JY, Ellington JK. Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis Utilizing a Titanium Intramedullary Nail with an Internal Pseudoelastic Nitinol Compression Element: A Retrospective Case Series of 33 Patients. J Foot Ank Surg. 2018: Accepted, In Press.
  • 2018 Ford SE, Andersen JS, Macknet DM, Connor PM, Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG. Major Complications after Distal Biceps Tendon Repairs: a Retrospective Cohort Analysis of 970 Cases. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018;27(10):1898-1906. DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2018.06.028. PMID: 30139681.
  • 2018 Schipper ON, Ford SE, Moody PW, Ellington JK. New Generation Nitinol Compression Staples for Hindfoot and Midfoot Arthrodeses. Foot Ank Int. 2018;39(2):172-179. DOI: 10.1177/1071100717737740. PMID: 29073772.
  • 2017 Ford SE, Scannell BP. Pediatric Flatfoot: Pearls and Pitfalls. Foot Ank Clin. 2017;22(3):643-656. DOI: 10.1016/j.fcl.2017.04.008. PMID: 28779814.
  • 2017 Ford SE, Ellington JK. Management of Distal Tibial Metaphyseal Bone Defects with an Intramedullary Nitinol Scaffold – a Novel Technique. Foot Ankle Spec. 2017;10(4):368-371. DOI: 10.1177/1938640016679708. PMID: 27872380.
  • 2016 Ford SE, Patt, JC, Scannell BP. A comprehensive, high-quality orthopedic intern surgical skills program. J Surg Ed. 2016;73(4):533-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.03.008. PMID: 27142722.
  • 2014 Ford SE, Brandwein-Gensler M, Carroll WR, Rosenthal EL, Magnuson JS. Transoral robotic versus open surgical approaches to oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma by human papillomavirus status. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;151(4):606-11. DOI: 10.1177/0194599814542939. PMID: 25049265.
  • 2013 Patel SA, Magnuson JS, Holsinger FC, […], Ford SE, et al. Robotic Surgery for Primary Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Unknown Site. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013:139(11):1203-11. DOI: 10.1001/jamaoto.2013.5189. PMID: 24136446.
  • 2013 White HN, Ford SE, Bush B, et al. Salvage Surgery for Recurrent Cancers of the Oropharynx: Comparing TORS with Standard Open Surgical Approaches. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(8):773-8. DOI: 10.1001/jamaoto.2013.3866. PMID: 23949352.

Video Publications

  • 2018  Ford SE, Cohen BE, Davis WH, Jones CP. Midfoot Charcot Reconstruction with Intramedullary Beaming: Surgical Technique. Foot Ank Int. 2018. In Press.
  • 2017  Ford SE, JK Ellington. Ankle Block vs. Single-Shot Popliteal Fossa Block as Primary Anesthesia for Forefoot Operative Procedures: Prospective, Randomized Comparison. Online Journal Club Best of FAI 2017 – AOFAS Webinar – Charlotte, NC
  • 2017 Ford SE, Cook S, Chadderdon RC, Gaston RG. Huber Transfer for Opposition in Thumb Hypoplasia. Video Theater – 2017 ASSH Annual Meeting – San Francisco, CA

Podium Presentations

  • 2018 Schipper ON, Ford SE, Moody PM. Radiographic Results of Nitinol Compression Staples for Hindfoot and Midfoot Arthrodeses. OREF/ORS Southeast Region Resident Research Symposium – Atlanta, GA
  • 2017-8  Ford SE, Andersen JS, Macknet DM, Connor PM, Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG. Major Complications after Distal Biceps Tendon Repairs: a Retrospective Cohort Analysis of 970 Cases.
    • 1. Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Day – Charlotte, NC
    • 2. OrthoCarolina Oscar Miller Day – Charlotte, NC
    • 3. American Association for Hand Surgery 2018 Annual Meeting – Phoenix, AZ
  • 2017-8  Ford SE, Cohen BE, Davis WH, Jones CP. Midfoot Charcot Reconstruction with Intramedullary Beaming: Clinical Outcomes and Complications.
    • 1. Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Day – Charlotte, NC
    • 2. AOFAS Specialty Day at the 2018 AAOS Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA
  • 2013 Ford SE, Brandwein-Gensler M, Carroll WR, Rosenthal EL, Magnuson JS. Transoral Robotic Surgery vs. Open Surgical Approaches to Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma by Human Papillomavirus Status. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Annual Meeting – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2013 Patel SA, Magnuson JS, Holsinger FC, […], Ford SE, et al. Robotic Surgery for Primary Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Unknown Site. American Head & Neck Society International Conf. – Orlando, FL
  • 2012 White HN, Ford SE, Bush B, et al. Salvage Surgery for Recurrent Cancers of the Oropharynx: Comparing TORS with Standard Open Surgical Approaches. American Head & Neck Society International Conf. – Toronto, ON, Canada

Poster Presentations

  • 2018 Ford SE, Andersen JS, Macknet DM, Connor PM, Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG. Major Complications after Distal Biceps Tendon Repairs: a Retrospective Cohort Analysis of 970 Cases.
    • 1. AAOS Annual Meeting 2018, Shoulder & Elbow Sessions – New Orleans, LA
    • 2. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting 2018 – Boston, MA
  • 2017-8  Ford SE, Ellington JK. Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis Utilizing a Titanium Intramedullary Nail with an Internal Pseudoelastic Nitinol Compression Element.
    • 1. American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting 2017 – Seattle, WA
    • 2. AAOS Annual Meeting 2018, Foot & Ankle Sessions – New Orleans, LA
  • 2017 Jones CP, Ford SE, Cohen BE, Davis WH. Midfoot Charcot Reconstruction with Intramedullary Beaming: Clinical Outcomes and Complications. AOFAS Annual Meeting – Seattle, WA
  • 2012 White HN, Ford SE, Bush B, et al. Salvage Surgery for Recurrent Cancers of the Oropharynx: Comparing TORS with Standard Open Surgical Approaches. UASOM Medical Student Research Day – Birmingham, AL

Grand Rounds Presentations

  • 2018 Total Ankle Arthroplasty in the Modern Era, Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds – Charlotte, NC
  • 2017 Deltoid Ligament Injury: When and How Should we Intervene?, Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds – Charlotte, NC
  • 2017 Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis: Update in Orthopaedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds – Charlotte, NC
  • 2016 Advances in the Management of Scaphoid Nonunions, Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds – Charlotte, NC
  • 2016 Orthopaedic Manifestations of Sickle Cell Hemoglobinopathies, Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds – Charlotte, NC
  • 2015 Radial Head and Neck Fractures, Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds – Charlotte, NC
 

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