Single-center study indicates calcaneal avulsion fractures carry high risk of complications
A presenter at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting said calcaneal avulsion fractures treated at a level 1 trauma center had a 60% complication rate.
What Your Feet Say About Your Health
Your feet can tell you a lot about your general health condition or warn you of underlying health conditions. From pesky foot pain to more serious symptoms, such as numbness, your feet often show symptoms of disease before any other part of your body.
Study finds flatfoot reconstruction effective for older patients
Researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented study findings March 10 at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) that were the first to compare the outcomes of reconstructions on older patients to those of a younger group.
Study finds running with soft footfalls reduces injury
A study conducted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) finds that novice distance runners running with softer footfalls can reduce the risk of injury by 62 percent.
What to know about cuboid syndrome
Cuboid syndrome is a condition caused by an injury to the joint and ligaments surrounding the cuboid bone. The cuboid bone is one of the seven tarsal bones in the foot.
What causes the outside of your foot to hurt?
Lateral foot pain is pain that runs along the outer side of the foot and ankle. It can occur before, during, or after activities such as walking and running. Lateral foot pain can make it difficult for people to move around or even stand.
Casting, surgery equivalent over long term for unstable ankle Fx
For older patients with acute unstable malleolar fractures, equivalence in function between close contact casting and immediate surgery strategies persists at three years, according to a research letter published in the March 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Are Pricey Orthotic Insoles Worth It for Heel Pain?
For people with chronic heel pain, costly "custom" shoe inserts are probably a waste of money, a new research review suggests
Expert Pointers for Avoiding Basketball Injuries
Basketball provides a great full-body workout. But there are steps you should take to reduce your risk of knee, ankle and foot injuries, an orthopedic specialist says.
Surgical technique improves sensation, control of prosthetic limb
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioception, allows humans to precisely control their body movements.