Researchers saw no differences in union rate, infection, implant failure or return to the OR between patients operatively treated for trimalleolar ankle fractures who were assigned to early weight-bearing vs. late weight-bearing.
According to the results of a recent study published in Foot & Ankle International (FAI), professional athletes who experienced Achilles tendon (AT) rupture were unable to return to sport participation 24% of the time. For those who did return, it took roughly 11 months after the injury and efficiency ratings and statistics declined. This review offers data to help set goals and expectations for athletes returning to play after AT rupture.
Source: Runner's World
Given that your feet absorb more force than any other part of your body (especially when running), when something goes awry down there, the pain can be especially intense. If, lately, you've find yourself wincing with every stride, a common condition called Morton's neuroma could be the culprit.
Source: Podiatry Today
Osteomyelitis of the foot and ankle presents unique treatment challenges. The peripheral anatomy, limited soft tissue envelope and highly articular, weight bearing surfaces all contribute to complications in treatment. For decades, surgeons have used polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), a non-reactive acrylic polymer, extensively for orthopedic structural repair and anchoring implants.
You’re strolling along when suddenly a pain shoots through your ankle for no obvious reason. Or perhaps you wake up one morning and your ankle is aching. Without an obvious injury, you might be wondering where the pain came from.
Source: Podiatry Today
Regardless of medical history, surgical versus non-surgical management of ankle fractures depends on fracture pattern, stability and displacement. However, it is thought that these factors carry a different weight in patients with complicated diabetes.
Arthritis can occur in any joint in the body, including the ankle, when the cartilage breaks down. Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons explain the signs of ankle arthritis and ways to relieve your pain.
Even if they do not present with tender and swollen joints per the 28-joint count, patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) still suffer from foot and ankle problems, according to a study published in ACR Open Rheumatology.
Source: Consumer Reports
Throughout the pandemic, many people have padded around the house in slippers or flip-flops. Wearing such unsupportive shoes can be problematic for older adults. That’s because our feet lose their natural cushioning and get flatter with age, and we’re more likely to have osteoarthritis (OA) and other conditions that contribute to foot pain.
For patients with severe ankle arthritis, total ankle replacement provides better function over the long haul than the traditional surgical treatment, a new study finds.