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Foot Ankle

Collateral Ligament of the Knee

The collateral ligaments are located on the sides of the knee. They control the sideways motion of the knee joints and hold them in place. Injury is usually caused by impact. Athletes and weekend warriors are more likely to experience this type of injury. What are the signs and symptoms of a collateral ligament of ... Read More »

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Achilles Stem Cell Treatment

Regardless of treatment options, Achilles tendon injuries require a significant amount of time to heal. Stem cell treatment reduces recovery time and has proven successful in restoring motion and eliminating pain. During an outpatient visit, bone marrow is removed from the patient, processed in a centrifuge to concentrate the stem cells and then injected into ... Read More »

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Achilles Bone Spur Removal

For patients with chronic Achilles pain who have exhausted all other treatments, surgery may be recommended to remove the diseased portion of the tendon. During the procedure, the doctor will lift the tendon off of the heel bone, remove the spur that is irritating the tendon and then reattach the tendon to the remaining bone. ... Read More »

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Achilles Tendinitis

The Achilles tendon is the tough, sinuous band that connects the calf muscles to the heel. When the tendon becomes inflamed from overuse (usually from exercising), Achilles tendinitis occurs. What are the signs and symptoms of an ankle sprain? Chronic and acute pain in the foot, ankle or along the back of the leg Restricted ... Read More »

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Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is caused by turning or twisting the ankle out of its normal range of motion, stretching or tearing the ligament. Sprains are one of the most common sports injuries, and high-impact activities and overuse are can increase the risk of injury. What are the signs and symptoms of an ankle sprain? Pain ... Read More »

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Failed Hindfoot Fusion

The hindfoot refers to the bone and soft tissue found at the back of the ankle. In some people, bone spurs, injuries and overuse stress the joint, causing inflammation, swelling and pain. Through surgery, bone spurs and inflamed soft tissue can be removed, or an ankle fusion can immobilize the bone. Because up to two-thirds ... Read More »

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Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is the tough, sinuous band that connects the calf muscles to the heel. Overstretching or sudden injury can cause the tendon to tear or rupture. A ruptured Achilles tendon can be treated either non-operatively in a cast or a boot or with a surgical repair. The decision is usually influenced by the ... Read More »

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