Former Kickboxer Fights to Walk Again

UF Health orthopaedic team performs complicated ankle replacement surgery.

By Wesley Taff
a After a terrible accident, Carmichael had ongoing issues with his left leg for two years.

Two years of patience

a Jason Piraino, DPM, MS, FACFAS, is chief of the foot and ankle division at the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville.

Reverse engineering

a Carmichael’s ankle before (left) and after (right) the total ankle-replacement surgery.

Surgery success

alt Today, Carmichael is grateful to walk again and fully enjoy life with his wife, Tonya.

Patient progress