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Complex Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Complex Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Trauma and repeated stress can cause fractures in the foot. Extreme force is required to fracture the bones in the hindfoot. The most common type of foot fracture is a stress fracture that occurs when repeated activities produce small cracks in the bones.

Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain

A sprain is the stretching or tearing of ligaments. Ligaments connect adjacent bones and provide stability to a joint. An ankle sprain is a common injury that occurs when you suddenly fall or twist the ankle joint, or when you land your foot in an awkward position after a jump. Most commonly, it occurs when you participate in sports, or jump or run on a surface that is irregular.

Achilles Tendon Rupture

Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is a strong fibrous cord present behind the ankle that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is used when you walk, run and jump. The Achilles tendon ruptures most often in athletes participating in sports that involve running, pivoting and jumping. Recreational sports that may cause Achilles rupture include tennis, football, basketball, and gymnastics.

Ankle Fractures

Ankle Fractures

Ankle injuries are very common in athletes and individuals performing physical work; often resulting in severe pain and impaired mobility. Pain after ankle injuries can either be from a torn ligament (ankle sprain) or broken bone (ankle fracture).

Ankle Instability

Ankle Instability

The joints of the ankle are held in place and stabilized by strong bands of tissue called ligaments. Ankle instability is a chronic condition characterized by a recurrent slipping of the outer side of the ankle. It usually results from repeated ankle sprains, which are injuries to the ligaments. Ankle instability is generally noticed when you move your ankle joint but can also occur while standing.

Bunion

Bunion

A bunion is a bony protuberance that appears on the outer surface of the big toe when it angles toward the adjacent toe. It is an extra bone and a fluid-filled sac that grows at the base of the big toe.

Flatfoot

Flatfoot

Flatfoot, also known as “fallen arches” or Pes planus, is a deformity in children’s feet where the arch that runs along the sole of the foot collapses to the ground or is not formed at all. Flatfoot is normal in the first few years of life as the arch of the foot usually develops between the age of 3 and 5 years.

Foot and Toe Deformities

Foot and Toe Deformities

Foot and ankle deformity is the structural abnormality caused by misalignment of the bones of the foot and ankle.

Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Ligaments are made up of elastic tissues that interconnect bones to one another. They bind the joint together, providing stability and support to the joint. The ligaments protect the ankle joint from abnormal rotation and stabilize the joint during movement.

  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • myFootCareMD
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Michigan
  • Mercy - Baltimore, MD
  • Rochester Hills
    The DeClaire LaMacchia
    Orthopaedic Institute

    1135 West University Drive
    Suite 450
    Rochester Hills, MI 48307

  • Shelby Charter Twp
    Shelby Township

    13350 24 Mile Rd,
    Shelby Charter Twp,
    MI 48315

  • Ascension River District Hospital, River District Orthopedics
    Ascension River District Hospital,
    River District Orthopedics

    4014 River Road
    Building 1
    East China, MI 48054