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 [...]
Ligamentous injuries to the midfoot during athletic endeavors are becoming more common and more troublesome as they can take significant time before the athlete is able to return to play. Late changes in alignment or post-traumatic arthritis are complications of inadequate treatment. The mechanism of injury is either direct impact to the dorsal midfoot or [...]
The relatively young sport of snowboarding exhibits high injury rates. The current efforts to characterise the injury pattern of snowboarders focus largely on the general snowboard population and upper extremity injuries, the most common injury site in snowboarders as a whole. Snowboarding continues to evolve as a sport. This includes a steady progression in the degree [...]
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.
There has been an increase in the treatment of end-stage tibiotalar arthritis with prosthetic replacement. This study evaluates the treatment of malleolar fractures with the two most common implants in the United States: the STAR procedure and the Agility total ankle arthroplasty.
The common treatment for displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures has been surgical fixation. This study evaluates the use of indirect reduction with Illizarov external fixation as an alternative in the surgical treatment of certain calcaneal fractures.