Getting Athletes Back In The Game After Navicular Stress Fractures

Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS | 26,135 reads | 0 comments | 01/26/2015

A navicular stress fracture can be a devastating injury for the recreational and high-level athlete. The issues often derive from difficulty in diagnosing the injury and the fact that there is no consensus on the best treatment regimen for the injury. Several years ago, clinicians would initially provide conservative treatment with prolonged immobilization in a cast. However, surgical intervention does have the potential of leading to an earlier return to activity for the athletic population.

Treating Foot Compartment Syndrome Secondary To Metatarsal Fractures

Justin Hooker, DPM, and William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS | 9,754 reads | 0 comments | 05/28/2015

These authors detail the diagnosis and surgical treatment of foot compartment syndrome in a 31-year-old patient, who presented with multiple and comminuted metatarsal fractures after a motor vehicle accident.

A 31-year-old female with no significant past medical history reported to the Maricopa County Medical Center after incurring injuries as a restrained passenger in a motor vehicle accident with airbag deployment. She initially presented with loss of consciousness, upper cervical spine tenderness and right knee, ankle, and foot pain.

Essential Pearls On Treating Diabetic Ankle Fractures

Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, Carl Brandon Lindberg, DPM, and Joseph Genualdi, DPM | 6,472 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/2014

Ankle fractures are very common injuries that foot and ankle surgeons see. An estimated 585,000 ankle fractures occur in the United States each year and 25 percent receive surgical intervention.1 Ankle fractures are the most common intraarticular fracture of a weightbearing surface and account for 9 percent of all fractures.1

Keys To Managing Common Pediatric Foot Fractures

Russell G. Volpe, DPM | 77,653 reads | 0 comments | 05/26/2014

The treatment of foot fractures presents specific challenges in pediatric patients. Accordingly, this author presents a comprehensive guide to diagnosing and treating calcaneal fractures, stress fractures, metatarsal fractures and other common injuries in this patient population.

Addressing Posterior Malleolar Ankle Fractures

Nicholas Todd, DPM, AACFAS, Meagan Jennings, DPM, FACFAS, Shannon Rush, DPM, FACFAS, Ryan Wood, DPM, and Richard Jensen, DPM, FACFAS | 28,978 reads | 0 comments | 06/26/2013

Posterior malleolar ankle fractures can be a challenge to reduce and fixate. Accordingly, these authors provide compelling case examples and emphasize the use of computed tomography and a posterior approach to facilitate optimal outcomes.

Maximizing The Effectiveness Of The Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy

Michelle Butterworth, DPM, FACFAS | 21,468 reads | 0 comments | 08/20/2013

The Evans calcaneal osteotomy, first described in 1975, is a lateral column lengthening procedure that preserves the calcaneocuboid joint.1 This laterally based opening wedge osteotomy is historically known to provide transverse plane correction for pes planovalgus deformities.

Essential Insights On The Medial Slide Calcaneal Osteotomy

Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, and Irene Labib, DPM, MS | 35,172 reads | 0 comments | 04/19/2013

Both pediatric and adult-acquired flatfoot deformities, particularly posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) stage II, remain difficult to treat and there is much controversy in regard to the optimal form of treatment. Patients usually present with increased pain and swelling along the medial aspect of the ankle or rearfoot. The foot generally maintains an abducted forefoot position and a decrease in the height of the medial longitudinal arch. Sometimes patients can perform a double heel raise but cannot perform a single heel raise. This signifies posterior tibial tendon pathology.

Current Insights On Treating Ankle Fractures In Patients With Diabetes

Visoth Chan, DPM, David Pougatsch, DPM, and Ronald Belczyk, DPM | 22,332 reads | 0 comments | 05/29/2013

Recognizing that ankle fractures in patients with diabetes can lead to potentially dire complications, these authors discuss keys to treatment that can reduce risks and improve outcomes.

Treating A Patient With A Neglected Calcaneal Fracture And Severe Rearfoot Varus

Garrett Wobst, DPM, and Christopher Reeves, DPM, FACFAS | 13,052 reads | 1 comments | 05/29/2013

These authors discuss keys to the diagnosis and treatment of a neglected calcaneal fracture in a 25-year-old patient who had suffered a traumatic fall when he was 18.

Key Pearls Of Calcaneal Osteotomies

By Kieran T. Mahan, DPM | 61,119 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/2003

Calcaneal osteotomies have been a mainstay of foot and ankle surgery for many years, and are critical in the realignment of significant foot deformities. Both varus and valgus deformities often require calcaneal deformities for correct alignment. Although a large number of calcaneal osteotomies have been described in the literature over the years, there are a few principal ones that tend to be more commonly used than others. One would perform the Dwyer osteotomy for frontal plane deformity of varus in the cavus foot.