Speaker: Focus on strength, not range of motion, after Achilles tendon repair
Successful rehabilitation after Achilles tendon repair should focus on strengthening the tendon and surrounding muscles, rather than range of motion, to avoid tendon elongation and functional impairment, according to a presenter.
Appropriate instrumentation, technique may lead to successful ankle arthroscopy
In his discussion on performing a successful ankle arthroscopy, James W. Stone, MD, FAANA, said surgeons should use ankle joint distraction when performing the procedure.
Why Your Feet Hurt When You Wake Up in the Morning
It might be a sharp, stinging pain that runs along the bottom of your foot. Or maybe your heels feel tight or the top of your feet throb when you wake up. If your feet hurt in the morning, you may be wondering if you’re just getting up on the wrong side of the bed or if it’s something to be worried about.
4 Common Conditions That Affect Your Toes
Common toe problems, including bunions, tailor's bunion (or bunionette), hammertoes, and hallux limitus, can be caused by abnormal foot anatomy and function as well as too-small footwear.
Proximal Phalanx and Pathologies
The proximal phalanx is the phalanx (toe bone) closest to the leg. The image shows a diagram of where these bones lie in the foot—the midpoint of the proximal phalanges being where to the toes branch off from the main body of the foot.
First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis/fusion: a systematic review of modern fixation techniques
First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis is commonly performed for symptomatic end-stage hallux rigidus. It has been postulated to produce good results in the literature. Various fixation techniques offer differences in union rates, complications and functional outcomes, stirring debates about which produces the best outcomes for patients. Therefore, this review aims to synthesise and compare the outcomes of modern fixation techniques used for first metatarsophalangeal joint (FMPJ) arthrodesis.
Medial Malleolus Fracture and Broken Ankle Treatment
The medial malleolus is the bony bump on the inner side of the ankle. Fractures of the medial malleolus are relatively uncommon and usually occur as part of a more complex pattern of ankle fractures.
How to Wrap a Sprained Ankle
Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments that connect bone to bone are stretched too far, causing inflammation and sometimes tears. These injuries most commonly affect the ligaments on the outside of the ankle when a person's foot rolls too far inward
Study provides attainable goals for return to sports after reconstructive foot surgery
Many patients who undergo surgery to correct a collapsing foot share the question: Will I be able to get back to doing the things I love?
Common Basketball Injuries and How to Prevent Them
"March Madness" is arguably one of the most anticipated athletic events of the year. Amid all the excitement and "madness" that will be part of this sporting extravaganza, injuries are bound to occur and can play a decisive factor in determining which team will win the coveted championship. In our desire to emulate our heroes on the basketball court, let's ensure we do not suffer similar injures.