Articles about orthopedics


3 Common Types of Fibula Fractures

Last updated: 04/05/2020

A fibula fracture occurs when there is an injury to the smaller of the two bones of the lower leg (the segment between the knee and ankle), the fibula. The larger bone of...

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Causes of Ankle Pain and Treatment Options

Last updated: 04/05/2020

There are many potential causes of ankle pain, ranging from acute injuries, such as an ankle sprain or fracture, to chronic conditions like ankle arthritis. In turn, how...

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Ankle Anatomy and Physiology

Last updated: 04/04/2020

The ankle and foot are incredibly complex, with a variety of connecting bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The ankle is the joint where the foot attaches to the bones...

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The Role of Joints in Your Body

Last updated: 04/04/2020

In human anatomy, a joint is the physical point of connection between two bones. For example, the knee joint is the point of connection between the femur (thigh bone) and...

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An Overview of Plantar Warts

Last updated: 04/03/2020

Plantar warts are those that develop on the bottom of the foot (known as the plantar surface). Caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), these abnormal but benign growths of...

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Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Last updated: 04/02/2020

The Achilles tendon is the largest and most vulnerable tendon in the body. It joins the gastrocnemius (calf) and the soleus muscles of the lower leg to the heel bone of the...

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Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Last updated: 04/01/2020

The Achilles tendon is the largest and most vulnerable tendon in the body. It joins the gastrocnemius (calf) and the soleus muscles of the lower leg to the heel bone of the...

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How Long Will My Shin Splints Last?

Last updated: 04/01/2020

If you have shin splints, you may benefit from physical therapy to help decrease your shin pain, improve your tibialis anterior strength and mobility, and return to full...

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An Overview of Athlete's Foot

Last updated: 03/31/2020

Tinea pedis is the medical term for athlete's foot, one of the most well-known fungal foot conditions. Tinea pedis got its nickname because of its tendency to infect athletes,...

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Medial Malleolus Fracture and Broken Ankle Treatment

Last updated: 03/30/2020

The medial malleolus is the bump on the inner side of the ankle joint. This is the end of the shin bone (tibia) and forms the support for the inner side of the ankle joint....

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