Central Kansas Orthopedic Group
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure during which the internal structure of a joint is examined for diagnosis and treatment of problems inside the joint. Ankle Arthroscopy includes the diagnosis and treatment of ankle conditions.
Ankle injuries are the most common sports-related injury. An ankle fracture is a break in one or more bones that make up the ankle joint. Sometimes ligaments may also be damaged.
Bunion is a foot deformity that changes the shape of the foot causing the big toe to turn inward, towards the second toe leading to pain and inflammation. A bunion is caused by incorrect footwear, joint damage, arthritis, and genetic disposition.
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Achilles tendon is a strong fibrous cord present behind the ankle that connects the calf muscles to heel bone. It is used when you walk, run and jump. When the Achilles tendon becomes thin, weak, or if it is not used, it may be susceptible to injury or damage.
A sprain is stretching or tearing of ligaments, which connect adjacent bones in a joint and provides stability to the joint. An ankle sprain is a common injury and occurs when you fall or suddenly twist the ankle joint or when you land your foot in an awkward position after a jump.
Click on the topics below to find out more from the Orthopaedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Achilles Tendon Rupture (Tear) (video)
Ankle Fractures (Broken Ankle)
Ankle Fractures in Children
Calcaneus (Heel Bone) Fractures
Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
Toe and Forefoot Fractures
Adult (Acquired) Flatfoot
Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
Stiff Big Toe (Hallux Rigidus)
Care of the Diabetic Foot