Articles about orthopedics


Progressive Flatfoot (Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction)

Last updated: 01/20/2020

Tendons connect muscles to bones and stretch across joints, enabling you to bend those joints. One of the most important tendons in the lower leg is the posterior tibial tendon....

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An Overview of Gangrene

Last updated: 01/19/2020

Gangrene is a serious condition in which a part of the body begins to decay. This process is often described as tissue death or necrosis. Gangrene can occur when an...

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Injury factors may determine treatment of foot, ankle fractures

Last updated: 01/17/2020

Injury factors may determine treatment of foot, ankle fractures January 15, 2020 Add Topic To Email Alerts Please provide your email address to receive an email when new...

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Metatarsus Primus Varus

Last updated: 01/17/2020

Metatarsus primus varus is a foot deformity where the first metatarsal bone, which connects to the proximal phalanx bone of the big toe, is rotated and angled away from the...

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Signs You Need Prescription Medication for Athlete's Foot

Last updated: 01/16/2020

Even with the best of home care, there may be times when your athlete's foot symptoms won't let up. You may have used an over-the-counter ointment for weeks without fail,...

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Are Nerve Problems Causing Your Foot Pain?

Last updated: 01/14/2020

Pain on the top of your foot or through your arch might be nerve-related. While many forms of foot pain come from joints and tendons, occasionally the source of foot pain is...

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Tendonitis of the Foot and Ankle

Last updated: 01/14/2020

One of the most common causes of foot or ankle pain is tendonitis. The muscles of the leg, foot, and ankle are anchored to the bone by tendons, which are strong, cord-like...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Longitudinal Melanonychia

Last updated: 01/13/2020

Melanonychia is a medical term used to describe the black or brownish pigmentation of the nail plate. It is common in people of African descent but can also be caused by...

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When to Seek Treatment for Toenail Trauma

Last updated: 01/13/2020

If you stub your toe or drop something heavy on your feet, you may develop a subungual hematoma, which is blood trapped beneath the toenail. This gives the toenail a red,...

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How to Cope With Dry Skin and Cracks on Your Feet

Last updated: 01/11/2020

Do you have dry, cracked skin on your feet? If so, you are not alone, as this is a common foot problem.1 Sometimes dry skin occurs on multiple areas of the body,...

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