Foot and Ankle

Foot Discharge Instructions

Foot Discharge Instructions

You should receive a printed copy of these instructions. Your surgeon will check the orders you should follow to facilitate your healing process. Use these instructions until your first follow-up appointment. You will be given further instructions at your follow-up...

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Foot and Ankle Surgery

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Your doctor has recommended that you consider having surgery performed. The goal of the procedure is to attempts to reduce symptoms. Since almost all foot and ankle surgery is elective (not a matter of life and death), there are several things you need to know so you...

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Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot

What is Athlete’s Foot? Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a fungal infection on the skin of the foot. It is characterized by itchy, moist, white, scaly lesions between the toes that can spread to the sole of the foot. Athlete’s foot is contagious and...

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Bunion

Bunion

What is a Bunion? A bunion is a bony protuberance that appears on the outer surface of the big toe when it angles toward the adjacent toe. It is an extra bone and a fluid-filled sac that grows at the base of the big toe. What are the Common Causes of Bunions? Bunions...

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Ankle Fractures

Ankle Fractures

What is Normal Ankle Joint Anatomy? The ankle joint is composed of three bones: the tibia, fibula and talus, which are articulated together. The ends of the fibula and tibia (lower leg bones) form the inner and outer malleolus, which are the bony protrusions of the...

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Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain

A sprain is the stretching or tearing of ligaments, which connect adjacent bones and provide stability to a joint. An ankle sprain is a common injury that occurs when you suddenly fall or twist the joint or when you land your foot in an awkward position after a jump....

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