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How Does a Bone Heal?   All broken bones go through the same healing process. This is true whether a bone has been cut as part of a surgical procedure or fractured through an injury.  The bone healing process has three overlapping stages: inflammation, bone production and b...
/conditions/bone-healing 1/10/2018 11:01:57 AM
Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon. These shoe inserts, which support and align the foot and lower extremities, are formed by making a plaster mold of the foot. Additional valuable information: Flexible Flatfoot Heel Pain ...
/conditions/custom-orthotic-devices 1/10/2018 11:34:06 AM
What Is Gout?   Gout is a disorder that results from the buildup of uric acid in the tissues or a joint. It most often affects the joint of the big toe. Causes Gout attacks are caused by deposits of crystallized uric acid in the joint. Uric acid is present in the blood and...
/conditions/gout 1/10/2018 12:05:53 PM
Staying Safe & Strong Amid COVID-19 Watch for Heel Pain with Spring Activities Don't Let Foot Pain Ruin Your Golf Swing Keep Kids' Spring and Summer Sports Injury Free
/newsletter-issues/2020/spring-2020 3/23/2020 11:24:28 AM
The structure of the foot is complex, consisting of bones, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. Of the 28 bones in the foot, 19 are toe bones (phalanges) and metatarsal bones (the long bones in the midfoot). Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require...
/conditions/toe-and-metatarsal-fractures-(broken-toes) 11/8/2017 2:46:50 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
Don't Ignore Your Kid's Heel Pain Address pain early, avoid long recovery.     The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons stresses that athletes should never “play through the pain” in their feet. Left untreated, heel pain can lead to difficulty in walking that will ...
/article/don-t-ignore-your-kid-s-heel-pain 11/29/2017 11:02:49 AM
What Is PTTD?    The posterior tibial tendon serves as one of the major supporting structures of the foot, helping it to function while walking. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a condition caused by changes in the tendon, impairing its ability to support the a...
/conditions/posterior-tibial-tendon-dysfunction-(pttd) 1/10/2018 1:04:58 PM
Evolving Surgery Helping to Eliminate Foot Nerve Pain Foot & ankle surgeons are finding relief for long-time sufferers Imagine suffering with severe nerve pain in your feet—a pain often described as a shooting or burning sensation without reprieve. Oftentimes, this type of ...
/article/evolving-surgery-helping-to-eliminate-foot-nerve-p 9/28/2018 10:56:30 AM
New Ankle Arthritis Treatments Help Boomers Stay Active Foot and ankle surgeons discuss arthritis surgical advances.     There’s good news for active older adults who are plagued with arthritic ankles. Surgeons are rethinking treatment approaches for end-stage ankle ar...
/article/new-ankle-arthritis-treatments-help-boomers-stay-a 11/8/2016 5:35:38 PM
Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis? Foot surgeons urge patients not to ignore foot pain.     Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease that affects more than 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million...
/article/is-your-foot-fracture-an-early-sign-of-osteoporosi 11/23/2016 12:24:21 PM
Advances in Bunion Surgery Lead to Faster, Less Painful Recovery New techniques & custom surgical implants mean patients get back on their feet faster.     More than one in five adult Americans currently suffer from bunions, and nearly two-thirds will develop a bunion in ...
/article/advances-in-bunion-surgery-lead-to-faster,-less-pa 11/6/2017 12:37:03 PM
Runners: Fit Feet Finish Faster Both long-distance runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control foot problems common in runners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. ...
/article/runners-fit-feet-finish-faster 11/17/2017 11:08:34 AM
Pediatric Flatfoot Problems Smoking and Bone Healing Risks Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention
/newsletter-issues/2013/spring-2013 6/27/2016 5:26:45 PM
What Is the Calcaneus?   The calcaneus, also called the heel bone, is a large bone that forms the foundation of the rear part of the foot. The calcaneus connects with the talus and cuboid bones. The connection between the talus and calcaneus forms the subtalar joint. This jo...
/conditions/fractures-of-the-calcaneus-(heel-bone-fractures) 11/8/2017 2:45:52 PM
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