Doctor Wrotslavsky Podiatrist San Diego

Doctor Wrotslavsky Podiatrist

Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle, and lower leg medical conditions in patients from infancy through adulthood, 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 also licensed to practice in the state of California. Doctor Wrotslavsky podiatrist San Diego, San Diego foot doctor specialist

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.

Prior to  the fellowship, Dr. Wrotslavsky completed his foot and ankle surgical residency training in New York City. Here, he worked with a multidisciplinary team of podiatric, orthopedic, vascular, and general physicians and surgeons in an inner city hospital. The team worked on patients with foot and ankle wound care, diabetics in need of limb salvage or reconstruction, ankle arthroscopy, trauma to the foot or ankle, neurological cavovarus foot reconstruction, and flatfoot reconstruction.

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.

Pediatrics and Children’s Foot Problems

A significant part of Dr Wrotslavsky’s  training was dedicated to infants children and teenagers. His fellowship training was significantly dedicated   to the treatment of children. As well his residency exposed him to many cases of children as well. Treatment of children require training, when choosing a doctor to treat your child make sure they had extensive training in caring for children. Children are not little adults they have very specialized issues. If your child complains of foot pain, ankle pain they tire easily and don’t want to participate in sports it is time to make an appointment.

Joint Preservation

Dr. Wrotslavsky understands the stress that can come from hearing that only joint fusion or joint replacement can treat a particular condition. He strives to make these procedures a last resort because he knows that joint fusion procedures often causes pain elsewhere and that joint replacements can cause difficulties, such as limited range of motion. If either procedure fails, the patient is also brought back to square one, but with significant bone loss. That is why Dr. Wrotslavsky always strives to preserve the joins whenever possible and look for other remedies.

Limb Preservation

Dr. Wrotslavsky also works to preserve limbs and their functionality whenever possible. He uses surgical techniques to aggressively fight any infections while also educating patients and their families about tips to help them preserve limbs. He ensures that all patients always understand risks and benefits along with the rehabilitation that the patient should complete after surgery to preserve the functionality of their limbs.


While other doctors may lead patients to believe that only an invasive procedure involving cutting muscles and tendons can help correct a clubfoot, Dr. Wrotslavsky instead successfully helps patients with a nonsurgical option known as the Ponseti method.


  • Limb Reconstruction (Ilizarov) Clinical Fellowship International Center for Limb Lengthening, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Maryland
  • North General Hospital/ NYCPM New York, NY Podiatric Surgical Residency -Foot, Rearfoot Reconstruction and Ankle
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine New York, NY D.P.M. conferred May 2002


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American college of foot and ankle surgeons consumer education committee    developement of ACFAS website for public education  and developement of education handout material relating to foot and ankle                                                                                                 2008-2011

Journal of Foot And Ankle Surgery  manuscript reviewer and editor                                                    2010-2012

Truelok Masters club                                                                                                                           2016- present

International Charcot Steering committee                                                                                 2016       

Abstract Finalist Presenter  

The Mini Arthrotomy Ankle Arthrodesis

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference   Las Vegas, NV           March 2006

 Poster Presenter  

A Novel Application of Bipolar Radiofrequency in Small Ankle Joints For Arthroscopic Synovectomy

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference Las Vegas, NV    March 2006

 Lectures to Physicians

North General Hospital Research Day abstract and poster presenter                                                2004/2005/2006

ACFAS Annual scientific conference  

Mini arthrotomy Ankle Arthrodesis lecture presentation                                                                                  Feb 2006

Cavo-Varus Foot Reconstruction, SDCPMS lecture series Mercy Hospital, San Diego                            Oct 2007

Resident lecture series-                                                                                                                                          Feb 2008

Deformity Analysis and Osteotomy Planning

Charcot Reconstruction

Ankle Reconstruction- Supra Malleolar Osteotomies

Ankle Reconstruction SDCPMS lecture series Mercy Hospital, San Diego                                              Sept      2008

Resident lecture Series – Metatarsus Adductus, Pediatric evaluation

Resident lecture Series- Pediatric deformity eval                                                                                                June 2009

Resident Lecture Series- Cora Analysis Deformity Planning                                                                   November 2011

Resident Lecture Series deformity analysis                                                                                                September 2014

Resident Lecture Series mid foot hindfoot fusions                                                                                        October 2014

Resident Lecture Series   external fixation and Taylor spatial frames                                                  December 2014

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Poster Judge Annual Scientific Conference

American College of Foot and Ankle surgeons annual Scientific Conference poster judge                  February 2013

American College of Foot and Ankle surgeons annual Scientific Conference poster judge                  February 2015

American College of Foot and Ankle surgeons annual Scientific Conference poster judge                  February 2016

American College of Foot and Ankle surgeons annual Scientific Conference poster judge                  February 2017

Baltimore Limb Deformity Course

Lab instructor   24th annual limb deformity course                                                                                         August 2014

Table instructor  and cadaver lab assistant 26th annual limb deformity course                                        August 2016

Charcot West course (Seattle, Washington) 

Faculty and lecturer                                                                                                                                              October 2016

Charcot Solutions Instructional Course (Dallas, Texas)

Faculty and lecturer                                                                                                                                              February 2017

Diabetic Foot Wounds Lecture (Chicago, Illinois)

Lecturer                                                                                                                                                                    February 2017







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