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A Guide To Conservative Care For Ankle Sprains

Douglas Richie, DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM | 9,858 reads | 0 comments | 06/21/2016

Recurrent sprains and long-term residual symptoms are fairly common in patients who suffer ankle sprains. With this in mind, this author provides a comprehensive review of the literature and a practical guide to conservative treatment at various stages for lateral ankle sprains.

Diagnosing And Treating Distinctive Pink Papules On The Ankle

Myron Bodman, DPM | 6,098 reads | 0 comments | 03/21/2016

There are hundreds of dermatologic disorders that can occur on the feet and lower extremities. Additionally, considering all the possible variables in host resistance and genetic variations as well as acute, subacute and chronic appearances, there are actually thousands of clinical diagnoses to take into account when one confronts a skin disorder. Morphologic description and site predisposition can help to generate and refine the differential list.

As exemplified with the following patient, recognizing a distinctive pattern can often make the clinical diagnosis a lot easier.  

Performing A Revisional Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis Through A Modified Gallie Approach

H.J. Visser, DPM, FACFAS, Khawar Malik, DPM, Jesse Wolfe, BS, and Joshua Wolfe, BS | 5,659 reads | 0 comments | 10/30/2015

These authors present an alternative approach to a revisional subtalar joint arthrodesis in a 50-year-old patient with several comorbidities and previous surgical complications.

Choosing The Right Ankle Brace For Your Patient

A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM, FACFAS | 17,371 reads | 1 comments | 01/26/2016

Choosing an ankle brace is often like choosing a car: The options have become limitless. As with picking cars, dealing with athletes’ finicky behavior often makes choosing a brace just as difficult. Prior to going to podiatry school, I was a student trainer in college so I have done thousands of tape jobs and am appreciative of a good ankle brace.

When Patients Present With Posterior Ankle Impingement

Jesse Yurgelon, DPM, and Meagan M. Jennings, DPM, FACFAS | 15,250 reads | 0 comments | 04/20/2016

Posterior ankle impingement can be a result of a number of entities including soft tissue impingement, a prominent bony process or unfused ossicles. Patients typically relate pain with forced or repeated plantarfleixon at the ankle, which can cause acute and chronic impingement/synovitis or bony contusions as well as restricted motion in the ankle or subtalar joint. This condition is frequent among ballet dancers, football players, soccer players and cross-country runners.

When Is A Fibula Rod Procedure Indicated For Ankle Fractures?

Kevin Palmer, DPM | 6,819 reads | 0 comments | 05/31/2016

How To Evaluate Acute Ankle Sprains At The Initial Presentation

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS | 2,094 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/2016

What are the challenges on day one when evaluating the acute ankle sprain?

Vitamin D Insufficiency And Deficiency: Is There A Role For Routine Screening In Foot And Ankle Surgery?

Kristine Hoffman DPM | 830 reads | 0 comments | 07/13/2017

Vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency is an increasingly prevalent disorder. Numerous factors result in vitamin D deficiency, These factors include inadequate sunlight exposure, malabsorption syndromes and medications that alter vitamin D metabolism.

Treating Posterior Medial Ankle Pain In A Juvenile Patient After An Ankle ‘Sprain’

Annie Nguyentat, DPM, and Meagan Jennings, DPM, FACFAS | 6,569 reads | 0 comments | 03/31/2015

These authors detail the diagnosis and treatment of a 10-year-old, who presented with posterior ankle pain that urgent care clinicians originally diagnosed

Do We Still Need Distal Procedures For First Metatarsocuneiform Arthrodesis?

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS | 1,335 reads | 0 comments | 10/09/2014

The adage “old habits die hard” applies to surgery as equally as it does to life in general. During our training, we learn concepts that we often follow through our professional careers. When a conceptual change occurs regarding a specific procedure, diagnosis or therapy, it is often difficult to adjust our habits away from the old to the new.