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Blog posts of '2018' 'April'

5th Metatarsal Fractures – Conservative vs. Surgical Care
5th Metatarsal Fractures – Conservative vs. Surgical Care

When is surgery indicated in 5th metatarsal fractures?

It's been a busy week for metatarsal fractures.  I’ve seen three 5th metatarsal fractures this week. One was a fracture that required open reduction with internal fixation (surgery). One was treated with conservative care. The third case was...

A Dose of My Own Medicine
A Dose of My Own Medicine

Lessons learned from a foot surgeon undergoing foot surgery - Dr. Oster

One of the factors that motivated me to go into podiatry as a young man was, in fact, a bit personal.  Being born with bilateral club feet, I felt I might have a little more empathy for folks who suffered from foot and ankle pain.  It’...

Os Trigonum vs Gouty Arthritis
Os Trigonum vs Gouty Arthritis

Gout as a differential diagnosis for os trigonum syndrome in adolescent patientsMRI - Os trigonum

Posterior ankle pain in the adolescent patient population is a relatively uncommon complaint.  What is the differential diagnosis for posterior ankle pain in the adolescent population?  Most clinicians would not consid...