Emerging Concepts In Anatomic Repair Of The Lateral Ankle Ligament Complex

Jennifer L. Mulhern, DPM, AACFAS, Nicole M. Protzman, MS, and Stephen A. Brigido, DPM, FACFAS | 10,337 reads | 0 comments | 10/22/2014

With recent advances in tissue engineering, biologic scaffolds have gained increasing popularity for the repair and reconstruction of soft tissues in the foot and ankle.

Key Insights On Performing A Revisional Positional First MPJ Arthrodesis

Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, and Zachary M. Thomas, DPM | 9,734 reads | 0 comments | 03/03/2014

These authors provide a guide for performing a revisional positional first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP) arthrodesis with autogenous tricortical cancellous bone graft for a malunion in a 54-year-old patient.

Current Concepts In Treating Syndesmotic Ankle Injuries

Vaishnavi Bawa, DPM, and Lawrence M. Fallat, DPM, FACFAS | 36,309 reads | 0 comments | 09/24/2014

In the quest to promote normal biomechanics and avoid complications, surgeons continue to debate appropriate fixation, screw size and other components of surgical repair for syndesmotic ankle injuries. Accordingly, these authors offer pertinent surgical pearls, discuss the intricacies of screw fixation and provide two helpful case studies.


Current Insights On Augmenting Lateral Ankle Ligament Repair In Athletes

Suneel Basra, DPM, FACFAS | 9,959 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/2014

Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries that foot and ankle specialists treat. These injuries most frequently involve the lateral ankle ligament complex.

Modifying Shoes And Orthoses For Severe Lateral Ankle Instability

Larry Huppin DPM | 5,377 reads | 0 comments | 09/26/2014

These pictures show the feet, shoe and orthoses of a longtime patient of mine. He is a 77-year-old who has severe bilateral cavus feet.

What The Emerging Literature Reveals About Treating Lateral Ankle Injuries

Brayton Campbell, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM | 5,181 reads | 0 comments | 08/21/2014

Lateral ankle sprain is a common injury associated with recreational and competitive sports. An estimated 2 million ankle sprains occur in the United States each year.1 Ankle injuries account for 10 to 30 percent of all athletic injuries and 40 to 56 percent of injuries in certain sports.1 A review of injuries to NCAA athletes found ankle ligament sprains were the most common injury for all sports, accounting for 15 percent of all reported injuries.2    

Exploring Surgical Options For Lateral Ankle Instability

Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Rotem Ben-Ad, DPM | 19,542 reads | 0 comments | 04/22/2014

Lateral ankle sprains are some of the most common injuries presenting to the podiatric office, especially to the sports medicine focused practice. Although most heal uneventfully with conservative care and physical therapy, chronic ankle instability is not an unusual sequela. This can be frustrating to the patient who is eager to return to his or her physical activity. Recurrent ankle sprains and lingering instability are common reasons for delay in return to activities and may ultimately necessitate surgical intervention.

When An Ankle Fusion Fails

Bradly Bussewitz, DPM | 26,289 reads | 0 comments | 11/27/2013

This author presents a revisional surgical approach to a failed ankle fusion in an obese 64-year-old patient.

Return To Play After An Ankle Sprain: How Do I Make The Proper Decision?

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS | 5,735 reads | 0 comments | 03/05/2015

I just returned from participating as a faculty member at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine 2015 Southeast National Conference. Among several topics I presented in the areas of biomechanics and sports medicine, the topic of return to play after an ankle sprain drew the most interest from the audience.

When Living With Foot And Ankle Pain Is Preferable To Surgery

William Fishco DPM FACFAS | 5,466 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/2014

It is always a frustrating situation when a patient presents to your office with foot pain and you know right away there is not an easy solution and the likelihood of getting the patient pain-free is slim.

There are certain conditions of the foot that we all dread to manage. For example, the patient with a high arch and curved forefoot (pes cavus with metatarsus adductus) often presents with chronic dorsal foot pain. Typically, there is an element of degenerative joint disease of the tarsometatarsal joints, exostosis and neuritis. I have a case in point to share with you.