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I broke my ankle! What should I do?

Ankle joint is at risk for various types of injuries. When a displaced fracture occurs, surgical treatment is often indicated. The goal of treatment is to restore anatomy, biomechanics, and function of the ankle joint while minimizing complications.

Apr 17th, 2021
What is the treatment for painful Achilles tendon?

Achilles tendon is subjected to daily extreme forces over 12-times bodyweight. Tendon damage can occur at any location along the posterior heel. Various treatment options are available depending on the type, location, and severity of tendon injury.

Mar 20th, 2021
I have cartilage damage in the ankle joint. What should I do?

Cartilage damage of the ankle joint is known as an osteochondral lesion. Larger lesions are mare difficult to treat. When conservative treatments fail, arthroscopic treatment is usually the ideal choice with excellent results and minimal complications.

Mar 14th, 2021
Treatments for Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body. When ruptured, patients may be treated with rehabilitation, open repair, or minimally invasive repair. Minimally invasive treatment offers the benefits of tendon repair while avoiding wound problems.

Feb 20th, 2021
Minimally Invasive Bunion Correction

Minimally Invasive Bunion Correction (MIS) is a versatile technique to provide a correction of bunion of various degrees of severity through 3-mm stab incisions. Benefits include minimal pain, less stiffness, early recovery, and immediate weightbearing.

Nov 29th, 2020
Why do I keep spraining my ankle?

Recurrent ankle sprains are common condition in athletes possibly leading to future arthritis. Conservative treatments such as braces and physical therapy are helpful. Surgical repair of the ankle ligaments may be required in recalcitrant cases.

Apr 18th, 2021
How to take care of my foot and ankle after surgery.

Postoperative care after foot and ankle surgery is crucial for the success of the procedure performed. It is important to keep a good balance with light daily activities and protection of the operated limb that are customized for each patient.

Jan 15th, 2021
Treatment for Flatfoot Deformity

Flatfoot deformity is can be painful condition related to flattening of the foot arch. Patients may develop tendinitis, arthritis, or progressive worsening of deformity. There are varieties of treatment option available ranging from orthoses to surgery.

Dec 23rd, 2020
Minimally Invasive Hammertoe Correction

Minimally invasive hammertoe correction is a new technique in the correction of hammertoe deformity using percutaneous tools through 3-mm stab incisions. Bone deformity and soft tissue can be effectively corrected without metal implants.

Dec 12th, 2020