For patients with severe arthritis of the ankle, total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) provides better function at 4 years postoperatively than ankle arthrodesis (AA), according to a study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
You’re strolling along when suddenly a pain shoots through your ankle for no obvious reason. Or perhaps you wake up one morning and your ankle is aching. Without an obvious injury, you might be wondering where the pain came from.
Results presented at the Virtual EFORT Congress showed patients with ankle fracture dislocations who presented at an ED later in the day had increased delay to ankle reduction and worse functional outcomes at 1 year.
Given that your feet absorb more force than any other part of your body (especially when running), when something goes awry down there, the pain can be especially intense. If, lately, you've find yourself wincing with every stride, a common condition called Morton's neuroma could be the culprit.
According to the results of a recent study published in Foot & Ankle International (FAI), professional athletes who experienced Achilles tendon (AT) rupture were unable to return to sport participation 24% of the time.