Source: Medical News Today
Injuries to the feet are common and can sometimes result in broken bones. Being able to recognize the symptoms of a broken foot can help determine how serious it is and when to see a doctor.
A presenter at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting said calcaneal avulsion fractures treated at a level 1 trauma center had a 60% complication rate.
Despite similar improvements in comfort and function after ankle arthrodesis or total ankle replacement, results published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery showed total ankle replacement performed with newer generation implants had better patient-reported outcomes.
Source: Virtual Sports Injury Clinic
Overpronation of the foot is not an injury itself but if you over pronate then you may be more susceptible to a number of sports injuries. It is often recognised as a flattening or rolling in of the foot but it is not quite as simple as that as the timing of when the foot rolls in is also important.
Radiographic sagittal plane range of motion after total ankle replacement was positively associated with patient-reported outcomes, according to a presenter at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meetin
Total ankle replacement is a viable treatment for patients with advanced hemophilic ankle arthropathy and shows favorable outcomes at midterm and long-term follow-up, according to a speaker at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting. However, based on radiographic results, the speaker noted patients may later require secondary surgery.
A recent literature review showed nonoperative and operative management of insertional Achilles tendon injuries yielded positive outcomes for athletes, while biological treatments and less invasive procedures are still under investigation.
Autologous conditioned platelet-rich plasma or corticosteroids injected one time in patients with plantar fasciitis were associated with nearly the same amount of improvement in plantar fasciitis pain and symptoms, according to results of a randomized trial presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.
Source: Science Daily
For patients undergoing surgery to repair a bunion deformity of the foot, non-weight-bearing x rays taken immediately after surgery can provide a good estimate of the risk that the bunion will return over time, reports a study.
Team physicians who treat high-level athletes with fifth metatarsal fractures, ones that are in zone 2 at the proximal extent of the fifth metatarsal and known as Jones fractures, should focus on ways to avoid failed treatment if they decide to surgically fix the fracture, a presenter at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, said here.