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Broström Lateral Ankle Stabilization
Broström Lateral Ankle Stabilization

Brostrom lateral ankle stabilization

There's a lot of ways to stabilize an ankle - why has the Broström procedure become the most popular surgical solution for lateral ankle instability?

Lateral ankle sprains are the most common injury seen by sports medicine physicians.(1)  Many ankle sprains will result in chronic instability of...

Calcaneal osteotomy – open or closed technique – which one is best for you?

The alignment of the heel bone (calcaneus) is an important consideration in conservative and surgical treatment of aCalcaneal varus high arch or low arch foot.  Realignment of the heel can be accomplished with an arch support, brace or surgical change of the heel bone.  The realignment goal always focuses on how w...

Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum
Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum

Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorm

Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD) is a granulomatous skin disease found in diabetic patients.  The prevalence ofnecrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum NLD is quite rare being found in less than 0.3% of all diabetics.(1)  Fifty percent of all diabetic patients with NLD are insulin dependent.

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Metatarsal pads - a short cut to all you need to know
Metatarsal pads - a short cut to all you need to know

My foot care blog is a deep resource for so many different topics in foot care.  But sometimes I hear from users of themetatarsal pad blog that they have a hard time accessing the information they need. In this blog post I've aggregated all of the information related to metatarsal pads found in the blog. I hope...

What causes callus between the toes?
What causes callus between the toes?

Painful interdigital callus – treatment options

Callus is a direct response to friction.  When callus appears between the toes, it is often a sign that the friction is directlyInterdigital callus related to a bone spur on one or more adjacent toes.  In many cases, the boney prominence is normal anatomy that has becom...