Philip Wrotslavsky, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. Philip Wrotslavsky is a highly respected fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) and board certified (Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery) surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is fellowship trained in limb lengthening and reconstruction. Focusing on limb salvage techniques to prevent limb loss he started the Advanced Foot and Ankle Center of San Diego and has successfully prevented countless amputations. He also has dedicated much of his practice to common foot and ankle surgeries such as sports medicine and fractures with a focus on quick return to sports activities.
Dr. Wrotslavsky received his training on the East Coast, where he learned techniques such as performing a full bio mechanical exam, which allows him to identify lower extremity pathology from the spine all the way to the foot. He was fortunate enough to complete his orthopedic fellowship as the Chief Fellow under the guidance of Dr. Dror Paley and Dr. John Herzenberg in Baltimore, Maryland at the International Center for Limb Lengthening. The program, known as The Limb Reconstruction Fellowship Program, offered experience in studying the prevention and treatment of a variety of limb threatening foot ailments such as diabetic charcot neuroarthropathy, malunions, nonunions, and various limb deformities. While in the program, Dr. Wrotslavsky adopted techniques from the science of distraction osteogenesis while also becoming skilled at using a full range of orthopedic fixation materials, such as screws, intramedullary rods, plates, as well as monolateral and circular fixators. These techniques and materials help with the treatment of a variety of deformities.
Dr. Wrotslavsky continues to enjoy working with teams of physicians to determine patients’ ailments and helping them find the appropriate treatment. He currently performs surgery for his patients at Scripps Mercy Hospital and Pomerado Hospital.