Category Archives: Ankle

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain Overview This condition is a lasting pain on the outer side of the ankle that often develops after an injury such as a sprain or fracture of the ankle. Causes The most common cause for chronic ankle pain is a failure of the ankle to heal properly after an injury. If […]

Fracture of the Talus

Fracture of the Talus Overview This condition occurs when the talus, a bone that connects the foot and ankle, develops a fracture from a severe impact or fall. The talus is an important bone of the foot, as it aids in walking on uneven ground and in weight transfer across the ankle joint. Causes The […]

Osteochondral Injuries of the Talus

Osteochondral Injuries of the Talus Overview The talus, lined with articular cartilage, connects to the tibia and fibula to make up the ankle joint. An osteochondral injury occurs when the talus and/or surrounding cartilage is bruised, fractured, or chipped from an injury. Causes If the talus strikes the tibia or fibula during the twisting motion […]

Peroneal Tendon Tears

Peroneal Tendon Tears Overview This condition is a tearing of one or both peroneal tendons, which travel down the lower leg, behind the lateral malleolus and along the outer side of the ankle. Causes Peroneal tendon tears can occur during athletic activities such as running or jumping that place stress on the ankle. They can […]

Peroneal Tendonitis

Peroneal Tendonitis Overview This condition is an inflammation of one or both peroneal tendons, which travel down the lower leg, behind the lateral malleolus and along the outer side of the ankle. Causes Peroneal tendonitis results from overuse, and often affects athletes who run and jump. It can also be caused by a sprain or […]

Pilon Fractures

Pilon Fractures Overview This injury is a fracture at the base of the tibia (the largest of the two bones in the lower leg). Pilon fractures involve the weight-bearing surface of the tibia, and typically occur just above the ankle. In many cases, when the tibia is fractured, the thinner bone in the lower leg […]

Achilles Tendon Lengthening

Achilles Tendon Lengthening Overview This procedure is designed to treat problems with the Achilles tendon, such as chronic tendonitis or a short or contracted Achilles tendon. A series of cuts is created in the tendon to allow it to stretch and lengthen. Preparation The patient is positioned so that the back of the ankle is […]

Ankle Fracture Surgery

Ankle Fracture Surgery Overview This surgical procedure is used to correct a fracture of the fibula or tibia in the ankle joint. The procedure involves attachment of a fixation plate made of stainless steel or titanium to the fibula and use of screws or fixation plate on the tibia to stabilize the bones and allow […]

Ankle Fusion, Transfibular

Ankle Fusion, Transfibular Overview This surgical procedure is performed to treat severe arthritis or injury of the ankle joint. During the procedure, the surgeon removes damaged bone and cartilage and fuses the joint. This stabilizes the ankle and relieves pain. Preparation In preparation for the procedure, the patient is positioned and general anesthesia is administered. […]