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Metatarsalgia – what is it and how is it treated?

Fifth metatarsal metatarsalgia – “Why does the outside of my foot hurt?”

Metatarsalgia fifth metatarsalPain specific to the outside, or lateral, aspect of the foot is a common condition called metatarsalgia.The term metatarsalgia is used to describe vague, aching pain specific to the metatarsal bones. Metatarsalgia can descr...

Brodsky type 5 - have we overlooked the forefoot?

In Brodsky's classical description of zones affected by diabetic neuropathic arthropathy, he described the primary areas of the foot affected to be the midfoot and rearfoot (types 1,2,3).  How common is neuropathic arthropathy of the forefoot (Brodsky type 5)?  This article explores the fact that Brodsky type 5 (forefoot) may be an overlooked condition in diabetes care.

Adjacent segment disease post bunionectomy

To fuse or not to fuse – that is the bunionectomyAustin bunionectomy

Adjacent segment pathology following bunionectomy procedures

Foot and ankle surgeons use a number of fusion techniques to treat forefoot pathology.  Fusion of the great toe joint is commonly used to treat acquired hallux valgus (bunion).  The Lapid...

Lisfranc’s fracture and fixation questions

Lisfranc fractures - what is the most appropriate time to Closed reduction Lisfranc fractureremove the fixation?

Most foot and ankle surgeons will agree that there’s a need to remove fixation, particularly screw fixation, prior to failure of the fixation by weight bearing. Once broken, internal fixation is almost impossible to remo...

What’s in your toe box?

The shape of the toe box – add that to length and width next time you go shoe shopping.

toe box

I saw a young man who came in the clinic this week with a sore ingrown toe nail. His family doctor had placed him on antibiotics and referred him to us for correction of the nail.  But there was a problem.  Th...