Osteochondral Injuries Specialist Adolescents and young adults can be prone to a specific type of ankle injury which can lead to ankle can lead to an osteochondral lesion, sometimes called osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). These types of injuries involve the bone and the cartilage of the ankle and are characterized by small pieces [...]
Broken Heel Specialist Are you an athlete who participates in skiing, snowboarding, or other high-energy sports? If so, you may be at an increased risk of sustaining a calcaneal fracture. Also called a broken or fractured heel, calcaneal fractures can cause constant, consistant pain, swelling and the inability to walk. Foot and [...]
Use of Cartilage Extracellular Matrix and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate in Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talusdrhaytmanek2021-04-12T09:24:14-06:00
Osteochondral lesions of the talus are generally the result of trauma and often result in persistent pain and disability. Various treatment options have evolved to treat these challenging problems, ranging from conservative management to marrow stimulation and cartilage or chondrocyte transplantation. Microfracture is the first line of treatment for many of these lesions. However, there [...]
The purpose of this study was to document outcomes following microfracture of articular cartilage lesions of the ankle. Our hypothesis was that patients who underwent ankle microfracture would have good to excellent outcomes. This study found that patients who underwent microfracture for grade 3 or 4 ankle articular cartilage lesions had high patient satisfaction. Patients [...]
An increase in the number of traumatic injuries to the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe, also known as turf toe, has been due to rise in participation on artificial playing surfaces and the use of more flexible shoewear. This study reviews the relevant anatomy, biomechanics, mechanism of injury, clinical assessment and treatment.
An extension sprain to the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, commonly called "turf toe" has seen great notoriety since the 1980's. This study breaks down the historical perspective, epidemiology, anatomy, diagnosis, and treatment.
Lisfranc injuries in athletes can be difficult to treat. Proper treatment requires careful examination and use of imaging studies. This study analyzes the various treatment options along with proper management of Lisfranc injuries to ensure a successful recovery.
An anterior midtibial stress fracture is an uncommon and difficult injury to treat. When a transverse radiolucent line is visible in the anterior tibial cortex, sometimes referred to as the "dreaded black line", a more aggressive treatment option is recommended in this study.
This retrospective study analyzed patients improvement of pain and function who underwent simultaneous tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with eevere disease involving the ankle and subtalar joints.
Thromboembolic disease occurs post-operatively and is potentially fatal. Typically this disease is seen in patients who have undergone hip surgery. This study analyzes the correlating factors of thromboembolic disease after foot and ankle surgery.