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What Is a Talar Dome Lesion?    The ankle joint is composed of the bottom of the tibia (shin) bone and the top of the talus (ankle) bone. The top of the talus is dome-shaped and is completely covered with cartilage—a tough, rubbery tissue that enables the ankle to move smoo...
/conditions/talar-dome-lesion 1/10/2018 1:56:32 PM
Compartment syndrome, a buildup of pressure within the tissue of the foot, is a painful condition that can result in tissue damage. Potential causes are injury (acute compartment syndrome) or exercise (exertional compartment syndrome). When compartment syndrome occurs follow...
/conditions/compartment-syndrome 1/10/2018 11:21:41 AM
The repetitive jumping and side-to-side movements required in volleyball increase the risk of injuries to the foot and ankle. Volleyball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains  are a common injury in this sport. Ankle sprains should be evaluat...
/conditions/volleyball-injuries-to-the-foot-and-ankle 1/10/2018 2:12:30 PM
Old Ankle Sprains Increase Risk for Newly Active Baby Boomers The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons has a valuable lesson for Baby Boomers now getting back into fitness and sports: Get your ankles checked for chronic instability caused by sprains and other injuries...
/article/old-ankle-sprains-increase-risk-for-newly-active-b 11/8/2016 5:41:00 PM
Obesity Doubles Ankle Fracture Risk Study shows severity of ankle fractures increases as body mass index increases.     Obesity nearly doubles the odds of a patient having the most severe category of ankle fracture, according to research published in a recent issue of the...
/article/obesity-doubles-ankle-fracture-risk 11/23/2016 1:08:59 PM
Six Tips to Prevent Kids' Spring Sports Injuries Foot & ankle surgeons stress importance of safe transition from winter to spring sports.    In today's competitive youth sports landscape, many young athletes transition from playing winter to spring activities without cons...
/article/six-tips-to-prevent-kids-spring-sports-injuries 11/29/2017 12:07:51 PM
What Is a Fifth Metatarsal Fracture?   Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal—the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. Two types of fractures that often occur in the fifth metatarsal are: Avulsion fracture. In an avul...
/conditions/fractures-of-the-fifth-metatarsal 1/10/2018 12:00:48 PM
Lawnmower Accidents Cause Thousands of Foot Injuries Your lawn could become a "toe-away" zone if you’re not careful when operating rotary-blade lawn mowers.    The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates more than 37,000 Americans suffer a power mower-relate...
/article/lawnmower-accidents-cause-thousands-of-foot-injuri 3/28/2019 3:39:31 PM
Common Runners’ Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of damage.   Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners. The growing popularity of marathons among beginni...
/article/common-runners’-injury-stress-fractures-of-the-foo 11/17/2017 10:57:35 AM
Keep Kids’ Feet Healthy with the Right Back-to-School Shoes Ankle Fractures Often Not Diagnosed Protect Your Feet During Fall Yard Cleanup Enjoy Your Fall Hikes Without a Foot or Ankle Injury
/newsletter-issues/2018/fall-2018 10/5/2018 11:34:54 AM
Surgeons Offer Tips to Avoid Flood and Storm Cleanup Foot Injuries Summer storms and flooding can be horrendous at times, often leaving massive cleanup efforts from the devastation and damage left behind. After a storm has passed or flooding has occurred, one of the first t...
/article/surgeons-offer-tips-to-avoid-flood-and-storm-clean 11/9/2016 4:16:02 PM
Regenerative Medicine: Evidence Suggests Human Body Best Resource for Healing The human body may be its own best ally when it comes to the treatment of injuries, ulcers and deformities, especially when it concerns helping a patient's foot or ankle to heal faster. "One such ...
/article/regenerative-medicine-evidence-suggests-human-body 11/23/2016 1:32:57 PM
For Many, Winter Is Fall Season Ankle fractures occur frequently from ice-related falls.     With the hectic pace of the holidays, serious injuries from ice-related falls inevitably occur. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) reports that falls on icy s...
/article/for-many,-winter-is-fall-season 11/9/2016 1:03:52 PM
There are 26 bones in the foot. These bones support our weight and allow us to walk and run. Certain activities or injuries can cause a fracture, or break, in one or more of these bones. Pain, swelling, redness and even bruising are signs of a possible fracture. Fractures of ...
/conditions/foot-fracture 11/8/2017 2:45:48 PM
Sprained Ankles Can Be Complicated—and Misdiagnosed Ankle sprains may be one of the most common injuries, but they are also commonly misdiagnosed. That is because the two major types of sprained ankles—high ankle sprains and lateral ankle sprains—often look the same, even th...
/article/sprained-ankles-can-be-complicated-and-misdiagnose 11/29/2017 10:42:43 AM
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