According to a new study published in Foot & Ankle International (FAI), patients suffering from large Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus (OLTs) reported pain relief and improved function following structural allograft transplantation, a surgical treatment that takes fresh bone from a cadaveric donor and implants it in the patient's ankle joint.
Midfoot arthritis is joint inflammation that impacts the middle of the foot. It can cause stiffness and pain. For some, it may cause difficulty walking.
In an arthritic ankle with severe deformity, the gold-standard treatment used to be an ankle fusion. Now, that treatment option is being challenged and certain deformities may be amenable to replacement, which used to be a relative contraindication.
Perceived by patients to cause the same extent of impairment as congestive heart failure and end-stage kidney disease, ankle arthritis affects about 1% of the United States population and mostly occurs from post-traumatic ankle injuries.
A Jones fracture refers to a break between the base and shaft of the fifth metatarsal bone of the foot. The fifth metatarsal is the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the smallest toe.