Podiatrist Blog

Posts for: March, 2019

By Nationwide Foot & Ankle Care
March 26, 2019
Category: Foot Pain
Tags: Treatment  

We are now offering Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP) in our Commerce Township office. This new and innovative technology can help with several ailments including chronic arthritis, tendonitis, and healing of fractures. PRP is produced from a person's own blood. It is a concentration of one type of cell, known as platelets, which circulate through the blood and are critical for blood clotting. Platelets and the liquid plasma portion of the blood contain many factors that are essential for cell recruitment, multiplication, and specialization that are required for healing.

After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which is a tool that separates the blood into its many components. Platelet-rich plasma can then be collected and treated before it is delivered to an injured area of bone or soft tissue, such as a tendon or ligament. This can be performed in the foot or ankle. Please ask our staff about the procedure if you are interested in
learning more!


By Nationwide Foot & Ankle
March 19, 2019
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Podiatrists  

Meet Dr. Stacey A. Stefansky!

Dr. Stacey A. Stefansky Podiatrist Livonia MI

Dr. Stacey A. Stefansky was born and raised in southeastern Michigan. She completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, earning a bachelor of science majoring in human physiology. Continuing on with her education, she completed her podiatric training at The New York College of Podiatric Medicine and moved on to complete a three-year podiatric surgical residency at Harvard affiliated, Beth Israel Deaconess medical center. In her 14 years of practice, she has developed an interest in diabetic care and limb salvage as well as a focus primary podiatric medicine, preventative care, and surgery.

Dr. Stefansky is a fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Michigan Podiatric Medical Association and is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle surgery. Dr. Stefansky is the current Chief of Podiatry at Providence-Providence Park Hospital and the Director of the Providence-Providence Park Pediatric Surgical Residency Program.