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Risk of Foot Stress Fractures Increase with Osteoporosis

Does osteoporosis increase the risk of foot fractures as we get older? Stress fractures are typically small cracks in the bone that are the result of overuse or some sort of repetitive movement. The feet, ankles and lower legs are particularly vulnerable to stress fractures because they bear the weight of the body, including the…

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What Causes Osteochondral Defect in the Ankle?

What is the most likely cause of OCD Talus? Osteochondral defect (OCD) refers to a focal area of damage, usually to cartilage and part of the bone that it surrounds. This type of damage is accompanied by pain, swelling, and mechanical impairment. In the ankle, this condition is typically associated with the talus bone, which…

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Total Ankle Replacement for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Is total ankle replacement surgery an option if the pain in my knee is caused by rheumatoid arthritis? How do you react when a friend or family member tells you that they have been diagnosed with arthritis? No doubt you are sympathetic, but doesn’t this sort of announcement seems fairly commonplace, even expected, if they…

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Is It a Sprain or a Jones Fracture?

Is it possible to think you only have a sprained ankle but it is actually a Jones fracture? It would be fair to say that, while the Jones fracture is considered by healthcare professionals to be one of the most serious fractures to the foot, many people have never heard of it. This is true…

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How to Prepare for Total Ankle Replacement Surgery

Are there things that I can do before my total ankle replacement surgery to help my recovery process? Have you recently been advised by your orthopedic specialist that total ankle replacement surgery is recommended? This was not something you wanted to hear. It’s also likely that it wasn’t a surprise either, because this only happens…

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