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  • Adam M. Budny DPM
  • (814) 942-1166
  • Location: Altoona (Fairway Drive), Roaring Spring, Ebensburg
  • Specialty: Foot and Ankle, Total Ankle Replacement
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Background

Dr. Adam Budny is a foot and ankle specialist who delivers complete and compassionate care for all of your foot and ankle problems. Having trained extensively in this one area has allowed him to provide better outcomes for patients in central Pennsylvania for the past eight years. An established leader in his field, he is actively involved in medical research and eagerly sought after to lecture on new and innovative techniques.

Dr. Budny is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association. Being an active person himself he understands how an injury can hold an individual back, so he strives to provide optimal results in a timely manner. For those patients with diabetes or circulatory problems, he is also the Co-Director of a Wound Healing program working to keep you moving forward.

Dr. Budny resides in Duncansville with his wife Karissa and their two daughters. Outside the office he is an avid athlete, involved in fitness and training. He enjoys weight lifting as well as hiking and camping with his family.

Education

  • 2000-Bachelor of Science in Biology, Canisius College, Buffalo, New York
  • 2004- Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, IA
  • 2004-2007 Residency, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Saint Vincent Charity Hospital, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland, OH

Certification

  • 2011, American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery.
  • 2003-3013 Advanced Cardiac Life Support – American Heart Association
  • 2001-Present, Basic Life Support – American Heart Association

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Professional Conduct Award
  • Dr. & Mrs. Steven J. Berlin – Podiatric Pathology Laboratories Scholarship
  • CPMS Merit Scholarship
  • Dean’s CPMS Service Award Scholarship
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities Medicine & Surgery
  • Balanced Man Award – Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

Publications

  • Fluoroquinolone Mediated Achilles Rupture, A case report and review of the literature,
  • Budny, A.M., Ley, A
  • The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, accepted for publication
  • Achilles Tendon Ruptures. Hunt, K., Budny, A.M., Maffulli, N.
  • Foot Ankle Spec June 2014 7: 199-207
  • Cryopreserved Allograft as an Alternative Option for Closure of Diabetic Foot Ulcers,
  • Budny, A.M., Ley, A.
  • Podiatry Management, August 2013 (pp. 131-136)
  • Autologous Split Peroneus Longus Ankle Stabilization, Budny, A.M., Schuberth, J.M.,
  • The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery 51 (2012) (pp. 588-592)
  • Technology Update: Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes, Budny, A.M., Madden, J.L.
  • Podiatry Management, November 2012 (pp. 173-178)
  • Autologous Platelets for Treatment of Tendonopathy of the Foot and Ankle, Budny, A.M.
  • Podiatry Management, August 2012 (pp. 91-98)
  • Diabetic Wound Healing Experience in the Rural Health Care Setting, Budny, A.M., Budny, J.M.
  • The Journal of Diabetic Foot Complications, 2010, Volume 1, Issue 3, No. 1 (pp. 47-57)
  • Local Tissue Transfer Options for Closure of Diabetic Wounds, Budny, A.M.
  • Podiatry Management, Nov. / Dec. 2009 (pp. 135-142)
  • The Opening Base Wedge Osteotomy and Subsequent Lengthening of the First Metatarsal; An in vitro Study. Budny, A.M., Masadeh, S., Lyons, M., Frania S.
  • Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 46(6) 662-667, 2009
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis. Budny, AM.
  • Podiatry Management Apr 2009 (pp 129-136)
  • Analysis of Radiographic Classifications for Rotational Ankle Fractures.
  • Budny, A.M., Young, B.A.
  • Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, 25(2); Apr 2008 (139-152)
  • Chondromyxoid Fibroma. Budny, A.M., Osher, L., Ismail, A.
  • Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 47(2); 153-159, 2008
  • Naviculocuneiform Arthrodesis. Budny, A.M., Grossman, J.P.
  • Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, 24(4); Oct. 2007 (753-763) Budny, A.M. ed.
  • The Opening Base Wedge Osteotomy and Subsequent Lengthening of the First Metatarsal; An in vitro Study. Budny, A.M., Masadeh, S., Lyons, M., Frania S.
  • First Place, The OPMA “Dr Gerard V Yu, DPM Residency Paper Competition”
  • 91st Annual APMA Region IV Mid-Eastern CME Seminar
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency With Ulceration: A Review of the Literature and Treatment Recommendations. Caudell, G.C., Judge, M.S., Budny, A.M., Masadeh, S., Lin, B.
  • Update 2007 – The Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Podiatry Institute. pp53-60,
  • The Podiatry Institute Publishing C., Tucker, GA.
  • A Compression Force Comparison Study Among Three Staple Fixation Systems
  • Shibuya, N., Manning, S.N., Meszaros, A., Budny, A.M., Yu, G.V., Malay, D.S.
  • Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 46(1); 7-15, 2007
  • Cutaneous Ulceration Secondary to Hydroxyurea Therapy. Budny, A.M., Forman, M.
  • Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 96(6); 525-527, 2006
  • Elephantiasis Nostras Verrucosa. Yoho, R., Budny, A.M., Pea, A.
  • Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 96(5); 442-444, 2006
  • The Physician’s Attire and its Influence on Patient Confidence
  • Budny, A.M., Rogers, L.C., Mandracchia, V.J., Lascher, S.
  • Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 96(2); 132-138, 2006
  • Current Concepts in Deep Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis
  • Judge, M.S., Budny, A.M., Shibuya, H., Caudell, G.C.
  • Update 2006 – The Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Podiatry Institute
  • Chapter 45, pp. 266-272, The Podiatry Institute Publishing C., Tucker, GA
  • Vascular Risk Factors and Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Budny, A.M. ACFAS – Scientific Abstract Monthly, Sept. 2005
  • http://www.acfas.org/pubresearch/sam/september-2005/sam-vascluar.htm
  • Treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: A Review of the Most Efficacious Pharmacological Treatments. Budny, A.M. ACFAS – Scientific Abstract Monthly Nov. 2004
  • http://www.acfas.org/pubresearch/sam/November+2004/Treatment+of+Painful+Diabetic+Neuropathy.htm
  • Subtalar Joint Instability – Current Clinical Concepts. Budny, A.
  • Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 21(3); 449-460, 2004

Research

  • Sub-Investigator for a phase 3, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, controlled study of the long-term analgesic efficacy and safety of an investigational product alone or in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs versus non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs alone in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip.
  • Sub-Investigator for a phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter study of an investigational product on peripheral nerve function in patients with osteoarthritis
  • Sub-Investigator for a phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center, long-term safety study of an investigational product in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip.
  • Sub-Investigator for a phase 3 (pivotal) multicenter, parallel, double-blind, blinded evaluator, randomized, placebo controlled study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a study device in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis with an open-label extension.
  • Sub-Investigator for a phase 3b multicenter, double-blind, randomized withdrawal efficacy and safety study of an investigational product in the treatment of patients with inadequately treated painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy. 
  • Sub-Investigator for a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, factorial, comparator and placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy, tolerability and safety of an investigational product in the treatment of ankle sprain.
  • Sub-Investigator for a phase 4 long term safety study of an approved product evaluating outcomes in patients with gout.
  • Principal-Investigator for a phase 3b study of an investigational product in the treatment of subjects with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy with background treatment of NSAIDS for other pain conditions.
  • Sub-Investigator for a phase 3 randomized, double-blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled, combination study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an investigational medication for subjects with gout who have had an inadequate response to standard of care.
  • Principal-Investigator for a phase 2a, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational product in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy.
  • Sub-Investigator for a phase a randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, Placebo-controlled, active-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter Trial of an investigational product to assess the analgesic efficacy and the management of opioid Induced Constipation in opioid Experienced Subjects with Uncontrolled moderate to severe chronic low back pain with a history of opioid induced constipation who require around the clock opioid therapy.
  • Principal-Investigator for a multi-center, adaptive design, randomized, single blind study with an open label extension option to further evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational product for the treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcers.
  • Sub-Investigator for a long-term extension study of an investigational product in combination with standard of care for subjects completing an efficacy and safety study of investigational product for the treatment of gout.
  • Sub-Investigator for a phase 2, randomized, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an investigational product used as monotherapy in subjects with gout.

Lectures

  • ACFAS TriState Region - Foot & Ankle Surgical Complications Seminar, Complications following Achilles Ruptures / Surgery Oct 2019

Professional Organizations

  • President of the TriState region (ACFAS)
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
  • Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association (PPMA)

Hospital and Surgical Affiliations

  • Advanced Center for Surgery
  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center
  • Nason Hospital
  • Tyrone Hospital
  • UPMC Altoona

Patient Reviews

"Dr. Budny is awesome! He is a great doctor, has a wonderful personality, very good bedside manner, and talks to you like you are a person. He explains things well and very patient. He did a fantastic job on both my feet and I've recommended him to several friends who are also having problems with their feet. He answered my questions, when I had them, and explained all my options completely. I'd come back with any other problems I have. Actually, he is the fourth doctor I've seen in the office and I recommend all of them! Thanks for the great job and keep it up." -- Louisa O.

"My son was in an ATV accident June of 2013 and had crush injuries to his ankle. Dr. Budny always told us how he would never sugarcoat anything and I like that. Jeremy also injured his knee, which was first to be fixed by Dr Port. Soon as the swelling went down in the ankle, he had surgery on July 5th. It resulted in 11 screws and 2 plates for the fibula that was broke. We were originally told Jeremy could be down a year. Dr Budny fixed his ankle and Jeremy returned to work last year. He was just released from Dr. Budny in April. Dr. Budny had a lot of crushed bones to work with but he did what he does best and my son was walking, only down 7 months from time of the accident to when he was released to go back to work. I thank Dr. Budny for my son’s ability to walk. He lost some motion as that was to be expected but is doing great thanks to Dr. Budny!! Jeremy listened and did what was asked of him and he healed sooner. My son doesn’t like going to the doctors but he looked forward to seeing Dr Budny. I would not go anywhere else, as Dr. Budny is also my doctor. He treated us with respect and told us every possible outcome so we would be prepared. Thank you for all your hard work, dedication, and for allowing my son to walk again and lead a normal life. God bless all the doctors and staff of Blair Orthopedics." -- Chris W.

"I first came to Blair Orthopedics for heel pain. I had been having it for over a year and just dealt with it, till I couldn't take it anymore. We tried a number of things with Dr. Kephart and he never gave up on me. Then when we exhausted what he could do, he sent me to Dr. Budny and there was a procedure called ACP. We gave it a try and for 5 and half months, it was great.

March 2013, the pain was back. I came back to see Dr. Budny. On March 28th, we did the ACP again and thankfully, I am walking 6 miles a day and enjoying every minute of it. I am back to seeing Dr. Kephart for my shoulder. I have a large amount of calcium build up that is causing me problems. He went in and broke up some but I am still having some pain. I have an appointment in November and we may do the same procedure. Hopefully, that will take care of it. I couldn't have asked for more caring doctors and staff. They listen to you and do whatever it takes to get you back to health. I tell anyone who will listen that if they need an orthopedic doctor, Blair Orthopedics is the place to go. Thank you to everyone there for your kindness." -- Tonya

"I want to thank Dr. Adam Budny for getting me out of a cam walker boot I had been wearing for almost 4 years. After two surgeries by another doctor, I went to Blair Orthopedics for a second opinion. Dr. Budny fixed my foot and now I am walking in sneakers again for the first time since 2009. Dr. Budny makes you feel at ease the first time you meet him and he answers all your questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Budny and his outstanding staff. Thank you again." -- Sue L.

"I was in a head on car crash back on April 25th, 2011. I live in Elk County, and was transported to Altoona. I was treated for fractures on both of my hips, internal injuries, a broken arm, and a crushed foot. I was told that I might loose my right foot because it was crushed when it was stuck on the brake pedal. I was a very active person. I enjoyed hunting, trapping, playing golf, and officiating football. It was very hard for me to accept not being able to do these things again. Dr. Budny came to my room when I was in the hospital, and checked out my foot, but never once mentioned about taking it off. He said he could save it. On July 8th, 2011, Dr. Budny operated on my foot. I was healing in a nursing home in Altoona for several months. I do have some pain in my foot because of arthritis, but I can thank Dr. Budny because I can now play golf, trap, and hunt again. My life will never be the same, but because of Dr. Budny, I have some of my life back. At my last visit, I was told that I will need another operation on my foot, and I have no questions about Dr. Budny doing the surgery. Words cannot express how I feel about the great care I received from Dr. Budny, and the other doctors that have helped me along the way. Thank you, Dr. Budny." -- Craig S.

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