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Dr.Torregrosa and Dr.Thetford are Cutting Edge reconstructive trauma surgeons of the foot, ankle and lower leg, serving Miami, Homestead, and all of The Florida Keys. They have been practicing in multiple locations in South Florida for over 12 years, have offices in Tavernier, Marathon and Key West. Dr. Torregrosa practices in Miami and Homestead with South Florida International Orthopedics. Dr.Torregrosa and Dr.Thetford are personable, compassionate and genuinely concerned for their patients' quality of life and health care.


Referrals and Affiliations

Dr.Torregrosa and Dr.Thetford are trusted and respected names in the medical community who recieve referrals and consultations from all over South Florida and other parts of the country. Dr.Torregrosa is affiliated with Mariner's Hospital, Fisherman's Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Jackson South Community Hospital and South Florida Surgery Center. Dr. Thetford is affiliated with Mariner's Hospital, Fisherman's Hospital and Homestead Hospital.


Board Certified Podiatrist/Board Examiner

Dr.Torregrosa has three Board Certifications: Two from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), and one from the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine (ABPOPM). He is also insured and has a license to practice in the state of Florida.


Dr.Torregrosa is an examiner for the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. He has been responsible for helping approve questions for future examinations and for testing candidates for board re-certification.


Dr. Thetford is double board eligible, licensed in Florida and insured.


Leading expert in regenerative medicine

Have your lower leg, ankle and foot ailments treated with the latest techniques in regenerative medicine by one of the country’s leading instructors.


Dr. Torregrosa lectures nationally to doctors, and reps who teach doctors, on the benefits and applications of stem cell and PRP injections.


PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is blood plasma enriched with the patient’s own platelets.  This is delivered to the injured site which leads to the release of growth factors and cytokines that stimulate soft tissue and bone healing.


Similarly, Stem Cells are undifferentiated cells that the body directs to become the necessary cells to heal or replace damaged tissue.


These techniques are practiced by Dr.Torregrosa and Dr.Thetford to help heal: Heel pain, Tendonitis or tendon injuries(Achillies or others), joint arthritis or pain, muscle tears, ligaments injuries, woundcare, nerve injuries, bone repair or regeneration.


Advanced Procedures/Latest Medical Treatments

Dr.Torregrosa and Dr.Thetford are well-versed on the most advanced procedures such as ankle joint replacements, and use the innovative medical treatments such as stem cells and platelet rich plasma (see above). Dr.Torregrosa has also developed his own surgical techniques which he teaches his residents and other practicing surgeons nationally and internationally.


Education of other Surgeons and Physicians

Dr.Torregrosa lectures and teaches surgical workshops to other foot and ankle surgeons for orthopedic trauma companies, both nationally and internationally. His audiences include foot and ankle specialists from both the orthopedic and podiatric community, and representatives for trauma companies. He lectures for continuing Medical Education Credits and to worker's compensation companies. Dr.Torregrosa also evaluates surgical products for orthopedic trauma companies.


Foot and Ankle Lectures and Publications

One of the common topics of his lectures is the "Torregrosa Calcaneal Fracture Technique", which he developed in 2007 as a new approach to treat this devastating injury. Dr.Torregrosa also writes case studies and surgical protocols for the same orthopedic companies for which he lectures.


 - Journals, Surgical Techniques, and Case Studies Authored by Dr. Torregrosa

Heel Pain - Miami, Homestead, and The Florida Keys  - John F Torregrosa DPM FACFAS, FAFAOM - Call 305-853-5151 for more details about our Podiatrist Services

Orthopedic Services for Professional Athletes

Dr. Torregrosa has been a doctor with the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Team for the professional motocross and supercross series since 2005. His advanced trauma life support certification affords him the ability to initially deal with these exceptional athletes' serious head to toe trauma. Once stabilized, he addresses foot and lower leg injuries for these internationally recognized athletes.


Florida Ankle & Foot Institute's Services Include:


  • Services and Procedures - View examples of diagnoses and treatment of lower leg, ankle, and foot problems addressed by Dr. Torregrosa. and Dr. Thetford

  • Curriculum Vitae - View Dr. Torregrosa's and Dr. Thetford's resumes including their background, credentials, and many of their ongoing activities



Contact Florida Ankle & Foot Institute at 305-853-5151 to speak with us today.

- Torregrosa Calcaneal Fracture Repair Technique


- Case Study 1 - Bone Stimulation: Segmented Atypical Intra-Articular Fracture nonunion of the Distal Tibia and Fibula


- Case Study 2 - Bone Stimulation: Minimally Displaces Open Fracture of the Distal Third Fibula


- Case Study 3 - Bone Stimulation: Commuted Fracture of the Distal Palanx of the Hallux


- Case Study 4 - Tibialis Anterior Rupture/Repair and Reinforcement Using DermaSpan™ Acellular Dermal Matrix


- Case Study 5 - Anterior Talofibular Ligament Rupture/Repair and Reinforcement Using DermaSpan™ Acellular Dermal Matrix