Dr. Schroeder is a Foot and Ankle surgeon who has been in practice for over 30 years. Over the past decade he has been involved in a study in which he has removed over 1,000 metallic implants in over 400 patients. He has seen significant debilitating effects from hardware that has been placed in the body with dramatic improvements after hardware removal. He presented to the FDA in the fall of 2019 on the systemic effects of metal allergies/reactions. He has presented around the world on this topic. Dr Schroeder will present many case reports of reactions between the hardware placed in the foot and/or ankle and dental metals. One case of his resulted in a patient being paralyzed for up to 10 hours a day. This went on for four years until the metal was removed from the patient’s feet and the white gold crowns with 26% palladium, which the patient was highly allergic to, were removed from the mouth.
The paralysis resolved with removal of the metals both in the foot and the mouth. He is currently involved in a study in which he is measuring the “in vivo” galvanic reaction between metallic implants he is removing from the foot and/or ankle and the patient’s dental metals. Significant consistent results are being observed with, again, some very significant life changing results after metal removal. Some of the initial findings were presented in a dental meeting in Rome in early 2020. He is working on publishing this data, while some of the findings will be presented here.
About Dr. Schroeder:
Dr. Schroeder attended Washington State University for his pre-medical education, earning a bachelor’s degree in biology. He attended the California College of Podiatric Medicine for his doctorate degree and was surgically trained in the San Francisco Bay area region. He has been active in Washington state podiatric associations, serving in both local and national committees, including past president of the Washington State Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Schroeder was awarded the Washington state Podiatrist of the Year award in 2005.