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Foot & Ankle Surgery

Dr.-James-SolmenDr. Solmen is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with specialty (fellowship) training in surgery of the foot and ankle. His practice concentrates on specific problems of the foot and ankle, including fracture care, adult reconstruction (bunions, hammertoes, neuromas), degenerative and post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, neurologic disorders and sports injuries.

Dr. Solmen graduated summa cum laude from Kent State University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. He earned his medical degree magna cum laude from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1992. He completed his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the Ohio State University in 1997. Following this, he performed a fellowship in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery under the direction of Dr. Arthur Walling, Dr. Roy Sanders and Dr. Heidi Stephens at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida.

He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, and the Mahoning Valley Medical Society. He is the only fellowship trained orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in the Mahoning Valley.

He is a native of Youngstown, which was the primary reason he returned to the area. He is currently actively involved in the teaching and training of residents from local orthopaedic surgery and podiatric residency programs.

Dr. Solmen is currently accepting new patients including industrial/workers compensation at YOA’s Building A, 6470 Tippecanoe Road. Referrals from your primary care physician can be made by calling (330) 758-0577 Ext. 1103.

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