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Dr. Sarang Desai is a board-certified fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of all foot and ankle injuries, and disorders. Dr. Desai graduated from the University of Texas where he was also was an All-American athlete. Dr.Desai went to medical school at University of North Texas Health Science Center. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency in Chicago, and an AO fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center, only one of two in the country. He is trained in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery including sports injuries, minimally invasive techniques, fractures, arthritis and reconstructive surgery. Given his athletic background he has a particular interest in foot and ankle sports injuries and believes in a rapid, safe return to athletic activities. He is the founder and medical director of the Baylor Plano Foot and Ankle Program. This program was created to provide excellence in foot and ankle care to the north Texas community. Dr.Desai is the current team physician for the Dallas Sidekicks professional indoor soccer team. He is also a consultant for several other local professional sports organizations, World Olympic Gymnastic Academy and Cirque De Soleil. Dr.Desai believes strongly in both physician and patient education. He is AO North America faculty and teaches advanced foot and ankle surgical techniques and principles to other orthopaedic surgeons on a national level. He also currently serves on the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Post-Graduate and Education Committee and has written the topic of “ankle arthroscopy” for FootCareMD. He has also provided several lectures for the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society resident lecture series. Dr.Desai maintains an active and athletic lifestyle, and recently completed an Ironman 70.3 in Austin. He lives with his wife in Frisco.
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Texas Rising Stars 2017
Texas Rising Stars 2016
Texas Rising Stars 2015
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center—Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2003
Professional Webpage: https://footandankledfw.com/
Founder and Medical Director Baylor Regional Medical Center Plano Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Program
Team Orthopaedic Physician Dallas Sidekicks Professional Indoor Soccer Team
Consultant World Olympic Gymnastic Academy
Cirque Du Soleil Orthopaedic Consultant
Foot and Ankle Consultant Texas Legends Professional Basketball Team
Foot and Ankle Consultant Allen Americans Professional Hockey Team
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Post-Graduate and Education Committee
AO North America Faculty-AONA is an international organization which serves to improve the care of patients with musculoskeletal injuries and their sequela, through dedication to research in the principles, practice and results of treatment.
Reviewer Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
Patients' Choice Award 2013-selected as one of Texas' favorite physicians
Patients’ Choice Award 2013-Compassionate Doctor Recognition
Patients' Choice Award 2012-selected as one of Texas' favorite physicians
Patients’ Choice Award 2012-Compassionate Doctor Recognition
Recognized by The International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons as a Leading Physicians of the World and Top Orthopaedic Surgeon in Texas 2012
Patients’ Choice Award 2011-selected as one of Texas' favorite physicians
Patients’ Choice Award 2011-Compassionate Doctor Recognition
Lead Orthopaedic Surgeon Baylor Sports Care Plano 2010-2011
Dallas Cup Soccer Tournament Orthopaedic Physician 2011
Member The International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Member Texas Orthopaedic Medical Association
Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Ironman 70.3 Austin Triathlon Finisher 2010
Chief Orthopaedic Surgery Resident St.James Hospital and
Health Science Center 2007-2008
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons resident liaison 2006-2008
Medical Student Ambassador North Texas Health Sciences Center 2000-01
Third ranked powerlifter in America 1998-00
United States Powerlifting Association All-American at The University of
Held all Texas State powerlifting records 1998-99
Texas State powerlifting champion 1998-99
BioCartilageTM for the Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Ankle. Orthobiologic Solutions to Enhance Outcomes in Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. Naples, FL September 2014.
Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy: Knotless Repair and Allograft Tissue Reinforcement.
Orthobiologic Solutions to Enhance Outcomes in Surgery of the Foot and Ankle.
Naples, FL September 2014.
BioCartilageTM for the Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Ankle. ArthroParis2014 5th International Symposium of Surgical and Biologic Treatments in Orthopaedics. Sports Medicine and Distal Extremity Pathologies. Paris, France June 2014.
It’s a Guy Thing Health Fair, Baylor Plano. Steps to Healthier Joints. Foot and Ankle Conditions. June 2014.
Don’t Let Ankle Pain Limit Your Life. Good Morning Texas TV interview on Minimally Invasive Ankle Surgery. June 2014. http://www.wfaa.com/good-morning-texas/Dont-Let-Ankle-Pain-Limit-Your-Life-263303441.html
Surgical Treatment of a Tibial Osteochondral Defect with Debridement, Marrow Stimulation, and Micronized Allograft Cartilage Matrix- An All-Arthroscopic Technique: Case Report. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (accepted for publication)
Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus with Marrow Stimulation and Micronized Allograft Cartilage Matrix- An All-Arthroscopic Technique. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery September 2014.
Aches Away: Techniques for Beating Arch Pain. Baylor Health Magazine May 2014.
Common Foot and Ankle Problems: Alcatel-Lucent April 2014.
Arthrex BioCartilageTM Applications in the Foot and Ankle. February 2014. https://www.arthrex.com/resources/presentation/x-JoqBBdpZEOR9gFEVK7L_A/biocartilage-foot-and-ankle-application
Overlooked Treatments for Ankle Pain: Scrubbing in. January 2014. http://scrubbing.in/overlooked-treatments-for-ankle-pain/
Stress Fractures: Baylorhealth.com http://www.baylorhealth.com/PhysiciansLocations/Plano/About/BaylorPlanoHealthBriefs/Pages/StressFractures.aspx
Ankle Arthroscopy, Portals, Set-up, and Talus Osteochondral Lesions: Arthrex Advanced Ankle Instability, Arthroscopy and Sports Injuries Course December 2013.
Jones Fractures: Arthrex Advanced Ankle Instability, Arthroscopy and Sports Injuries Course December 2013.
Arthroscopic Treatment of Syndesmosis Injuries: Arthrex Faculty Forum.
Orthobiologics in Bone Healing: AO North America Foot and Ankle Course Scottsdale September 2013.
Fifth Metatarsal Fractures: AO North America Foot and Ankle Course Scottsdale September 2013.
Hallux Valgus: Dealing with Metatarsus: AO North America Foot and Ankle Course Scottsdale September 2013.
AO North America Foot and Ankle Course Faculty Scottsdale September 2013.
Scrubbingin: Treatment Tips for Common High Heel Problems September 2013 http://scrubbing.in/treatment-tips-for-common-high-heel-problems/
Baylor Plano Sports Medicine Symposium: Ligamentous Injuries of the Ankle and Associated Conditions July 2013.
Scrubbing In: 3 Ways to Rid Yourself of Aching Arches in Your Feet June 2013.
Scrubbing In: Health Benefits of Yoga June 2013.
Ankle Sprains Aweigh!: Baylorhealth.com http://www.baylorhealth.com/PHYSICIANSLOCATIONS/PLANO/ABOUT/BAYLORPLANOHEALTHBRIEFS/Pages/AnkleSprainsAweigh.aspx?_ga=1.174315239.491925620.1368234804
Workers' Compensation Injuries to the Foot and Ankle : AIG Dallas June 2013.
Workers' Compensation Injuries to the Foot and Ankle :Webinar CEU Institute May 2013.
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Patient Education: FootCareMD: Ankle Arthroscopy.
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Resident Education Series: Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction.
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Resident Education Series: Foot and Ankle Imaging.
Common Foot and Ankle Problems: Lecture Phizer August 2012.
Book Chapter: Randolph Grierson, Sarang Desai, Arthur Manoli II. “General Surgical Considerations”. Foot and Ankle Surgery. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing, 2012.
Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency: Recognition/Evaluation and Conservative Treatment: AO North America Advanced Foot and Ankle Course Miami Sept 2011.
Base of Fifth Metatarsal Fractures: AO North America Advanced Foot and Ankle Course Miami Sept 2011.
Surgical Reconstruction and End-Stage Ankle Arthritis and Ipsilateral
Stage II Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency. AO North America Advanced Foot and Ankle Course Miami Sept 2011.
Faculty Instructor AO North America Advanced Foot and Ankle Course Miami
Guest Lecturer World Olympic Gymnastic Academy: Foot and Ankle Gymnastic Injuries.
Stepping Forward After Stroke. Baylor Health Magazine. July 2011.
Treating and Preventing Gymnastics Injuries. Vype Magazine April 2011.
Training for Short-Distance Races. Interview Baylor Health Care System.
Is Your Child Ready for Sports? Interview Baylor Health Care System.
Ready, Set, Go! Seven Steps to Top Training: Baylor Health. March 2011.
How can I Safely Train for a Marathon? Women’s Health Quarterly. Spring 2011.
CBS DFW Live Television Interview: How to Avoid Concussions While Playing Sports November 2010.
CBS DFW Live Television Interview: Training to Avoid Athletic Injuries:
Guest Lecturer Baylor Regional Medical Center: The Diabetic Foot November 2010.
Desai SN: Fall Race Training Tips: Forbes.com. November 4, 2010.
Desai SN: Training Includes Resting When Preparing for Big Running Race: Hourgreen.com. November 2010.
Guest Lecturer Baylor Regional Medical Center Plano: Anatomy of High Heels.
Desai SN: Fall Race Training Tips: CNBC.com. November 4, 2010.
Desai SN: Fall Race Training Tips: Fort Worth Star Telegram. November 4, 2010.
Desai SN: Fall Race Training Tips: EarthTimes. November 4, 2010.
Desai SN: Fall Race Training Tips: Health.gnom.es. November 4, 2010.
Desai SN: Fall Race Training Tips: News Blaze. November 4, 2010.
Desai SN: Fall Race Training Tips: PR Newswire. November 4, 2010.
Desai SN: Fall Race Training Tips: HealthNewsDigest.com. November 4, 2010.
Desai SN: Fall Race Training Tips: The Sacramento Bee. November 11, 2010.
Guest Lecturer The Waterford at Plano: Bone Health and Osteoporosis. 2010.
Guest Lecturer Baylor Regional Medical Center: Sports Injury Prevention.
Desai SN, Grierson R, Manoli A: Surgical Reconstruction of End-Stage Ankle Arthritis and Concominant Stage II Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficient Flat Foot. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 2011.
Desai SN: A Technique for Obtaining Bicortical Structural Autograft from Medializing Calcaneal Osteotomy for Use in Concomitant Planovalgus Correction Procedures. Foot and Ankle International June 2011.
Guest Lecturer Dallas Diagnostic Associates: The Diabetic Foot. September 2010.
Is Your Child Ready for Sports: Baylorhealth.com http://www.baylorhealth.com/PhysiciansLocations/Plano/About/BaylorPlanoHealthBriefs/Pages/Sports.aspx?_ga=1.108672839.491925620.1368234804
Desai SN: Is Your Child Ready for Sports. North Texas Kids E-Newsletter August 2010.
Guest Lecturer Baylor Regional Medical Center: The Diabetic Foot
Desai SN: Heat and Hydration Safety Tips. Vype Magazine June 2010.
Desai SN, Grierson J, Manoli A: The Cavus Foot in Athletes: Fundamentals of Diagnosis and Treatment. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine March 2010.
Guest Lecturer Southwestern Medical Center: The Cavus Foot 2009.
Faculty Lecturer Southwestern Medical School Foot and Ankle Course. October 2009.
Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency: Southwestern Foot and Ankle Course
Desai SN, Grierson J, Manoli II A: Surgical Treatment of Concomitant End Stage Ankle Arthritis and Ipsilateral Stage II Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency. Presentation at Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting 2009.
Desai SN, Grierson J, Manoli II A: Surgical Treatment of Concomitant End Stage Ankle Arthritis and Ipsilateral Stage II Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency. Poster Presentation AOFAS Summer Meeting 2009.
Grierson J, Desai SN, Manoli II A: Acquired Tarsal Coalition Following Severe Hindfoot Trauma . Presentation at Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting 2009.
Grierson J, Desai SN, Manoli II A: Acquired Tarsal Coalition Following Severe Hindfoot Trauma. Poster Presentation AOFAS Summer Meeting 2009.
AO North America Faculty: Principles Course of Fracture Management for Operating Room Personnel May 2009.
Desai SN: Introduction to Orthopaedic Imaging. AO North America Principles Course of Fracture Management for Operating Room Personnel May 2009.
Collinge C, Coons D, Tornetta P, Aschenbrenner J: Standard multiplanar fluoroscopy versus a fluoroscopically based navigation system for the percutaneous insertion of iliosacral screws: a cadaver model. J Orthop Trauma.2005 Apr;19(4):254-8. assisted with this project.
Collinge C, Coons D, Aschenbrenner J: Risks to the superior gluteal neurovascular bundle during percutaneous iliosacral screw insertion: an anatomical cadaver study. J Orthop Trauma. 2005 Feb;19(2):96-101. assisted with this project
Desai SN: Osteoid Osteomas: A Common Cause of Back Pain in Children,
Journal of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association 47: 2003.
Desai SN: Glenohumeral Dislocations:Diagnosis and Management.
Texas D.O.59:22-23, 2002.
Fellowship Foot and Ankle Surgery
Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center- Pontiac, MI 2008-09
Director Arthur Manoli II MD
Accredited AO Fellowship
Foot and Ankle Consultant Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red
Wings, Michigan State University
Residency Orthopaedic Surgery- St.James Hospital 2004-08
Trauma- Christ Hospital (Level I Trauma Center)
St.James Hospital (Level I Trauma Center)
Hand-Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Joint Reconstruction- University of Chicago Bone and Joint
Pediatrics- Shriners Hospital Chicago
Sports Medicine/ General Orthopaedics- Ingalls Hospital,
Little Company of Mary, St.James Hospital
Foot and Ankle- Christ Hospital, Ingalls Hospital
Spine- Little Company of Mary, Christ Hospital, St.James
Hospital, Ingalls Hospital, Shriners Hospital Chicago
OrthoTexas - Frisco
5757 Warren Pkwy
Frisco, TX 75034
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