Dr. Richard Jay

Podiatry
Philadelphia, PA
45 years experience male

Locations

Foot and Ankle Surgery - Pennsylvania Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

Address

301 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
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Fax

(215) 790-6279

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

CIGNA Health Care

Cigna

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

<strong>Richard M. Jay, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAP </strong> Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon LIST ALL SPECIALITIES Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Ankle Arthroscopy_ Tendon Repair_ Trauma Foot and Ankle Surgery_ Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine______ Pediatric Lower Extremity Problems___ Flatfoot Reconstruction___ Foot and Ankle Fractures Independent Medical Examinations <strong>HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS</strong> • South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center • Chief Foot and Ankle Surgical Educational and Training • University of Pennsylvania’s Pennsylvania Hospital_ • University of Pennsylvania’s Presbyterian Hospital _ • Temple University Hospital_ Professor of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Surgery - SPM <strong>Dr. Richard M. Jay</strong> Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon Fellow – American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellow - American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics Fellow – American Society Of Podiatric Surgeons REVIEW AND CORRECT/ADD FOR SHORT PERSONAL OVERVIEW Dr. Richard M. Jay provides Reconstructive Foot and Ankle surgery for adults and children. Dr. Jay has over 30 years of experience as a foot and ankle surgeon in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Dr. Jay has dedicated these last three decades to his foot and ankle surgical practice and to medical and surgical education. He is a Professor of Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics at Temple University; he is the former Director of Pediatric Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics at Temple University, and former Director of the Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency Program and Medical Education at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Jay has authored and edited 22 medical texts and over 40 surgical

Specialties
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Podiatry

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Only if problematic: The screw is not needed after the bone heals. It should only be removed if it is creating discomfort by backing out and is palpable on the skin. If... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Surgical repair: Peroneal tendon tears rarely heal, scar tissue, adhesions and synovitis of the tendon usually results. If pain is present for a protracted time one s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Ankle gives out: The most common cause is an old, chronic tear of the supporting ligaments on the outside of the ankle ATF and CF ligaments. PT may help give strength... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Topical fungal spray: Good foot hygiene is the best defense against infection. Daily washing of the feet with soap and water; drying carefully, especially between the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
If pain remove it.: Certainly consider conservative care ie orthotics. If it is painful, surgical intervention is indicated. There are many different procedures to corr... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
CT location, surgery: Depending on the location of the tumor, a ct guided or a MRI of the exact location of the lesion needs to be performed. With a guided approach, minima... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
PT First then Surger: Are they certain that no tendons are partially torn. Ligamentous injuries can last up to three months with discomfort. Pt should be addressed and if... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Ankle pain: Pain in the ankle, secondary to cartilage deterioration (arthritis) develops with motion. If you eliminate the motion in the joint, pain will no long... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Ankle Arthroscopy: Podiatric surgeons and orthopedic surgeons perform ankle arthroscopy.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Consider surgery: If conservative relief does not decrease pain, ie orthotics, stretching shoe; consider a foot and ankle surgical consult.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
No weight on foot: If you truly have a confirmation of a fracture, the most logical thing to do is get off the foot and immobilize. You should determine what bone is fr... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Overuse syndrome: This can be related to so many things, but the first thing to rule out is overuse syndrome. If the great toe is jamming or the foot is overpronating,... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Severed tendon: If the tendon is in good contact with the opposite side of the severed are, it may heal within 3-4 weeks. However, the tendon, if completely severed ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
RSD - CRPS: If you are in pain with color difference between extremities and a temperature difference as well, A diagnosis that needs to be ruled out quickly is C... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Rupture: An achilles rupture 4 times, something is wrong, doubtful that an MRI has not seen anything. You need to see someone to find out why you have rupture... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
If it is broken, yes: 4 weeks is still early to start motion in a broken ankle. If it is just a chip, then probably taking the boot off is okay, but no weight bearing.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Can't stand on toes: With posterior tibial tendinitis (pttd), pain is present when attempting to stand on your toes. This pain is usually felt to be pronounced on the inn... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Rehab ankle - x-ray: 6 weeks is the normal time to get back on your ankle, but before doing so, an x-ray must confirm the bones are healed or in alignment to allow full we... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Ankle replacement: The ideal candidate for total ankle arthroplasty is a low-demand individual with a low body mass index (bmi) who has a good chance of outliving his or... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Minimal pain? Yes: Motion around a minimal to moderately sprained ankle is recommended. It is not recommended however in light of a complete ligament rupture.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Bone stimulation: Before you consider bone grafting, consider bone healing with electro-bone growth stimulation (pemf) or ultrasound bone stimulation. This is an accep... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Repair: Peroneal tendon tears, usaully intrasubstance or partial tears are difficult to treat conservatively. Once the MRI determines the extent and location... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Gentle pressure: Be aware that if the ligaments are totally ruptured, ambulation is not recommended. The ligament tear (sprain) in varying degrees. If the ankle is u... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Ankle Replacement: The bottom line should be....when it interferes with your normal and daily life activity. If painful when walking or standing for any period of time.... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Multiple procedures: Depending on the type of hallux valgus - -bunion deformity present, dictates the type of procedure. The most simple, if indicated is a mcbride. This... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry 45 years experience
Tendon can't support: If a tendon is truly torn, ruptured, it can't function with full strength. If it is your leg, you will not be able to stand. An easy way to check is... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Jun 8, 2016
Dr. Jay treats with professional grace and care. He has a great pre and post op manner. Cares for his patience and develops a wonderful dialog. Totally recommend. Don't retire Doc!
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Can you tell me more. MRI says I have a 2.3 cm intrasubstance tear.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! The impact of non-union and PPIs need to be studied and reported!!
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

J.F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital and Medical Center

Residency

MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL
Completed 1978

Awards

Residency Award, J.F. K. Memorial Hospital and Medical Center
Top Podiatrist, Second Place, Camden, NJ - Winter
2013
Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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