For patients with severe ankle arthritis, total ankle replacement provides better function over the long haul than the traditional surgical treatment, a new study finds.
Published results showed arthroscopically assisted open reduction and internal fixation for complex ankle fractures had good to excellent results and significantly better outcomes compared with regular open reduction and internal fixation.
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.
There is a growing body of research in support of functional rehabilitation for non-surgical treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. Recommendations on how to treat acute Achilles tendon ruptures has become controversial and requires an open dialogue with the patient and family to make the best decision for the situation.
After taking a long break from physical activity, most people will not be able to perform at the same level they once did. It’s important to manage expectations and set realistic goals when easing back into exercise after a break.