Treatment Options for OCD Talus

What is OCD talus and does it always require surgery for treatment? The talus is one of the bones that makes up the ankle joint. It is located between the calcaneus, which is the heel bone, and the bones of the lower leg, the tibia, and the fibula. The top of the talus bone, where…

Continue reading…

Foot and Ankle Osteoarthritis

Can osteoarthritis in the ankle lead to needing ankle replacement surgery? Arthritis affects more than 50 million people just in the U.S. alone. It is an equal-opportunity disease, striking men and women of all ages and races, although it does seem to affect women more. Even children are not immune. In the United States, arthritis…

Continue reading…

Ankle Sprains

Is a sprained ankle serious enough that I need to make a doctor’s appointment or will it heal on its own? There are a lot of reasons for ankle pain. Not only is the ankle a common target for injury, but there is also a long list of conditions and causes that lead to pain…

Continue reading…

Post-Traumatic Arthritis in the Ankle

Does post-traumatic arthritis lead to ankle surgery at some point in the future? There are dozens of variations on the saying about old sins coming back to haunt you. In place of sins, some people insert habits, insults, social media posts, or whatever applies to the point they are trying to make. When it comes…

Continue reading…

Why You Might Need Foot Revision Surgery

What are some of the reasons that might make foot revision surgery necessary? No one likes having surgery. Well, some people who appear to go way overboard with multiple types of cosmetic procedures might fall in a special category when it comes to that, but, in general, most of us avoid surgery unless it is…

Continue reading…

Ankle Arthritis: Causes and Treatment

We know arthritis often shows up in the knees and hips but can you also develop it in the ankles? Arthritis, the leading cause of disability in the U.S., can develop in any of the body’s joints. More than 100 different types have been identified, and there is every reason to believe that more will…

Continue reading…

Ankle Arthroscopy for Treatment of Bone Spurs

Is it possible to use ankle arthroscopy to treat bone spurs on the ankle? Osteophytes, more commonly known as bone spurs, typically develop where bones come together, which is why they are most often found in the joints. Despite the image of a “spur” being anything but smooth, bone spurs actually are smooth, just like…

Continue reading…

Is a Lisfranc Injury More Serious Than a Sprain?

How is a Lisfranc injury different from a sprain, and which is the more serious injury? Foot and ankle injuries are very common, especially among athletes and those involved in other types of rigorous activities. Injuries to the foot are classified based on whether there is damage to bone, ligament or tendon. If a bone…

Continue reading…

How Ankles Break and How They Heal

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to break your ankle, you know how painful this common injury is. Though by no means catastrophic, a fractured ankle can be disabling for months and may require surgery. As with other fractures, the type and severity of the injury will determine treatment options and length of recovery. Unless you…

Continue reading…