Published results showed patient-specific instrumentation may decrease operative time, reduce intraoperative fluoroscopy and achieve better postoperative alignment in patients undergoing total ankle arthroplasty.
A sprained ankle and a broken ankle can result from twisting and rolling the ankle. While both conditions cause ankle pain and instability, a broken ankle is a more serious injury that requires different treatment compared to a sprained ankle.
Stress fractures occur from tiny cracks in the bones from repetitive activity, referred to as cumulative trauma. Usually, stress fractures occur in the tibial and metatarsal bones (see diagrams below), but they can occur in any weight-bearing bones.
Major League Soccer athletes who sustain a sports-related fifth metatarsal fracture return to sport at a high rate with low risk for refracture, according to a recent report.
Shin splints cause pain at the front of the lower leg, which may occur during or after exercise. Runners with shin splints should opt for shoes that adequately cushion and support their feet.