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Foot and Ankle Disorders

May 1, 1999 Issue
Fractures of the Proximal Fifth Metatarsal [Article]

Fractures of the proximal portion of the fifth metatarsal may be classified as avulsions of the tuberosity or fractures of the shaft within 1.5 cm of the tuberosity. Tuberosity avulsion fractures cause pain and tenderness at the base of the fifth metatarsal and follow forced inversion during plantar...


Apr 15, 1999 Issue
Plantar Fasciitis and Other Causes of Heel Pain [Article]

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. It is usually caused by a biomechanical imbalance resulting in tension along the plantar fascia. The diagnosis is typically based on the history and the finding of localized tenderness. Treatment consists of medial arch support, anti-inflammat...


Jul 01, 1998 Issue
Lisfranc Injury of the Foot: A Commonly Missed Diagnosis [Article]

Lisfranc joint injuries are rare, complex and often misdiagnosed. Typical signs and symptoms include pain, swelling and the inability to bear weight. Clinically, these injuries vary from mild sprains to fracture-dislocations. On physical examination, swelling is found primarily over the midfoot regi...


Jun 1, 1998 Issue
The Charcot Foot in Diabetes: Six Key Points [Article]

The Charcot foot commonly goes unrecognized, particularly in the acute phase, until severe complications occur. Early recognition and diagnosis, immediate immobilization and a lifelong program of preventive care can minimize the morbidity associated with this potentially devastating complication of ...


Mar 15, 1998 Issue
Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Prevention, Diagnosis and Classification [Article]

Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injuries leading to lower extremity amputation. Family physicians have a pivotal role in the prevention or early diagnosis of diabetic foot complications. Management of the diabetic foot requires a thorough knowledge of the major risk factors for amputation, ...


Feb 1, 1998 Issue
The Injured Ankle [Article]

Ankle injuries are common presenting complaints in both emergency departments and family physicians' offices. Approximately 1 million ankle injuries occur annually in the United States; most of them are sprains resulting from inversion injuries. Treatment options differ according to the grade of inj...


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