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How to treat a osteochondral lesion of the talus

Ankle

What is cartilage damage in the ankle? An osteochondral lesion (OCL) is an area of cartilage (joint surface) injury or…

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Why Standing on 1 Leg Decreases Ankle Sprains

Ankle, Fore Foot, Hind Foot, Mid Foot

The key to recovery and prevention of recurrent ankle injuries is to allow the torn ligament to heal in the…

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Why Should I Consider Minimal Invasive Foot Surgery?

Fore Foot, Hind Foot, Mid Foot

Minimal invasive foot surgery involves keyhole incisions in order to surgically  correct various foot and ankle problems. Generally small (2-4mm)…

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What is Achilles Tendinitis?

Hind Foot

The Achilles tendon is the tendon formed by the calf muscles (Gastrocnemius and Soleus). Its inserts at the back of…

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What is a Triple Fusion?

Ankle

Sometimes due to a sever flatfoot or due to arthritis the joints around the ankle must be fused. A triple…

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What is a Flatfoot?

Mid Foot

A flatfoot refers to the loss of the inside (medial) arch of the foot. 20% of people have flatfeet and…

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Ankle Keyhole Surgery (Ankle Arthroscopy)

Ankle

What is keyhole surgery? Keyhole surgery can be used to treat many conditions around the ankle. Keyhole surgery involves doing…

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No Such Thing as a “Simple” Ankle Sprain

Ankle

Ankle sprains are very common, and the severity often underestimated. 85% of all ankle injuries are sprains, and lateral ankle…

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Should I get an Ankle Fusion or Ankle Replacement?

Ankle

Ankle arthritis can be debilitating, and the effects of chronic pain has been well established. Whether it is from previous…

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What is a Bunion?

Fore Foot

A bunion (Hallux Valgus) is a prominent inner (medial) bony prominence at the big toe. This is due to the…

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