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  • Medial Malleolus Fracture and Broken Ankle Treatment

    The medial malleolus is the bony bump on the inner side of the ankle. Fractures of the medial malleolus are relatively uncommon and usually occur as part of a more complex pattern of ankle fractures. This article explains what medial malleolus fractures are, as well as their symptoms and causes. It also addresses treatment options and their potential complications.

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  • Open Ankle Arthrodesis: A Retrospective Analysis Comparing Different Fixation Methods

    A wide variation of surgical options, complications, and union rates are reported in the treatment of end-stage ankle arthritis. However, open ankle arthrodesis remains the golden standard for ankle arthritis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the union rate and complication rate as well as identify potential risk factors for different methods of fixation in patients with end-stage ankle arthritis of different etiology.

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  • What a Harvard-trained sports medicine doctor does when she doesn’t feel like exercising: ‘It’s better than nothing’

    On days when I don’t feel like exercising, I practice a simple and time-efficient method to be more active without committing to a full-on workout: I add “fitness snacks” into my day. Fitness snacks are short bursts of activity spread out throughout the day as opposed to one long workout session.

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  • How to Wrap a Sprained Ankle

    Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments that connect bone to bone are stretched too far, causing inflammation and sometimes tears. These injuries most commonly affect the ligaments on the outside of the ankle when a person's foot rolls too far inward. This injury is called a "lateral ankle sprain." This can happen while walking on uneven surfaces, stepping off a curb, playing sports, or during a fall.

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  • The Syndesmosis Procedure Correction of Hallux Valgus Feet Associated With the Metatarsus Adductus Deformity

    Metatarsus adductus and hallux valgus are common foot deformities. Corrective surgery of hallux valgus feet with metatarsus adductus deformity can be challenging and experience a high deformity recurrence rate. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate if the syndesmosis procedure can correct such feet satisfactorily without osteotomies and arthrodesis.

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