The Impact of Achilles Tendon Ruptures on Professional Athletes’ Careers
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. For those who did return, it took roughly 11 months after the injury and efficiency ratings and statistics declined. This review offers data to help set goals and expectations for athletes returning to play after AT rupture.
Ankle fracture dislocations treated later in the day had delayed reduction, worse outcomes
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.
Cast no better than brace for broken ankles
Using a cast is not more effective than a brace for treating broken ankles, according to University of Warwick researchers—a conclusion that could hasten the decline of the tradition of signing a cast.
Early weight-bearing after ORIF for trimalleolar ankle fractures may be a safe option
Researchers saw no differences in union rate, infection, implant failure or return to the OR between patients operatively treated for trimalleolar ankle fractures who were assigned to early weight-bearing vs. late weight-bearing.
Current Concepts In Managing Diabetic Ankle Fractures
Regardless of medical history, surgical versus non-surgical management of ankle fractures depends on fracture pattern, stability and displacement. However, it is thought that these factors carry a different weight in patients with complicated diabetes.
I Have Ankle Arthritis – Now What?
Arthritis can occur in any joint in the body, including the ankle, when the cartilage breaks down. Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons explain the signs of ankle arthritis and ways to relieve your pain.
Did pointy shoes cause a plague of bunions in medieval England?
According to research by archaeologists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a fashion for shoes called “poulaines,” with long pointy toes, may have caused an outbreak of painful bunions in the Middle Ages.
Foot and Ankle Problems Still Plague Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Even Without Tender, Swollen Joints
Even if they do not present with tender and swollen joints per the 28-joint count, patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) still suffer from foot and ankle problems, according to a study published in ACR Open Rheumatology.
How Your Shoes Should Fit
Throughout the pandemic, many people have padded around the house in slippers or flip-flops. Wearing such unsupportive shoes can be problematic for older adults. That’s because our feet lose their natural cushioning and get flatter with age, and we’re more likely to have osteoarthritis (OA) and other conditions that contribute to foot pain.
Foot Care for Seniors
Foot problems are especially common in older people, for a variety of reasons. Feet lose cushioning as they age, and the skin and nails can grow dry and brittle. Many seniors have poor circulation, and this can slow the healing of foot sores.