SPECIALTIES
Dr. Heier holds a very rare distinction of being one of the few surgeons which have been fellowship trained in Foot and Ankle surgery and Subspecialty Certified in Sports Medicine.  His areas of expertise are far ranging with his key specialities covering:

Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
Taotal Ankle Replacement
Lower Extremity Trauma
Sports Medicine

 

CLINICAL RESEARCH

 
1. Florida Orthopedic Institute/ Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida
Project Title:  “Open Fractures of the Calcaneus: Soft Tissue Injury Determines Outcome.”
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 85A, No. 12,  December 2003.
 
2. Department of Orthopedic Surgery.  Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
Project Title:  “Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Patients over 40 Years Old:  Analysis of Results and Complications.”
American Journal of Sports Medicine (July-Aug 1997)
 
3. Florida Orthopedic Institute/ Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida.
Project Title:  “Treatment of Ankle Fractures.”
Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America (September 1999)
 
4. Florida Orthopedic Institute/ Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida
Project Title: “Anatomic Compression Arthrodesis Technique of the Ankle: Results of Treatment.”
Techniques of Foot and Ankle Surgery (September 2002, Vol. 1, Num. 1)

5. Department of Orthopedic Surgery.  University of Florida College of
Medicine, Gainesville, Florida.
Project: Comparison of Spinal Fusion Masses - Autogenous v.Demineralized      Allogenic Bone.
 
EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH
 
1. Department of Orthopedic Surgery.  University of Florida,
Gainesville, Florida.
Project:  Facilitate the delivery of demineralized bone matrix to the graft site using fibrin tissue glue.
 
BOOK CHAPTERS
 
  1. “Ankle Arthrodesis” in Advanced Reconstruction of the Foot and Ankle.  Chapter 28, pp.181-90.  American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, 2004.
  1. “Ankle Fractures and Dislocations” in Surgical Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma. Chapter 32, pp. 792-814.  Eds: Stannard JP, Schmidt AH, Kreger PJ. Theime 2007.
  1. “Ankle Fractures” in Trauma: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics. Chapter 21. Ed, Roy Sanders. Mosby Elsevier 2008.