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Ankle Fusion, Transfibular

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Foot & Ankle Ankle Fusion, Transfibular Ankle fusion or arthrodesis fuses the bones of the joint completely, making one continuous bone. The surgeon uses pins, plates and screws, or rods to hold the bones in the proper position while the joint(s) fuse. If the joints do not...
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Ankle Replacement

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Foot & Ankle Ankle Replacement In Ankle replacement or arthroplasty, the damaged ankle joint is replaced with an artificial implant (prosthesis). Although not as common as total hip or knee joint replacement, advances in implant design have made ankle replacement a feasible...
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Ankle Tightrope

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Foot & Ankle Ankle Tightrope Syndesmotic injuries to the ankle occur in approximately 10 percent of all patients with ankle fractures, but they can also occur with soft-tissue injuries in the absence of fracture. They usually result from severe external rotation of the ankle,...
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Ankle Sprain

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Foot & Ankle Ankle Sprain A sprained ankle is a very common injury. Approximately 25,000 people experience it each day. A sprained ankle can happen to athletes and non-athletes, children and adults. It can happen when you take part in sports and physical fitness activities....
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Arthroscopic Ankle Cartilage Repair

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Foot & Ankle Arthroscopic Ankle Cartilage Repair This minimally invasive procedure is used to repair damaged cartilage in the ankle joint. Small incisions are made on each side of the front of the ankle. Fluid is injected into the joint. This expands the joint, giving the...
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Diagnostic Ankle Arthroscopy

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Foot & Ankle Diagnostic Ankle Arthroscopy Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure orthopaedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look)....
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Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

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Foot & Ankle Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction This procedure is performed to correct chronic ankle instability that has not responded to treatment such as physical therapy. Ankle instability occurs when ligaments are stretched or torn. A simple repair, known as the...
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Plantar Fasciitis

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Foot & Ankle Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fasciitis (fashee-EYE-tiss) is the most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel. Approximately 2 million patients are treated for this condition every year. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the strong band of tissue that supports the...
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Foot & Ankle Pain

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Foot & Ankle Foot & Ankle Pain Foot Pain Pain can affect any part of your foot, from your toes to your Achilles tendon at the back of your heel. There are many causes of foot pain, but most people describe symptoms of pain under the ball of the foot. The medical term for...
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Calcaneal Fracture Fixation

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Foot &Ankle Calcaneal Fracture Fixation Fractures of the heel bone, or calcaneus, can be disabling injuries. They most often occur during high-energy collisions — such as a fall from height or a motor vehicle crash. Because of this, calcaneus fractures are often severe and...
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