Recent Posts in Foot & Ankle

  • Ankle Sprains: Not Just A Walk It Off Injury

    By: Sarang Desai- Orthopedic Surgeon | Foot & Ankle What is an ankle sprain? Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports related injuries that occur in people of all ages. In fact, ankle sprains are thought to happen every second of the day! Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments that support the ankle are stretched to the outside, and sometimes the inside of the ankle, resulting in the ...

  • What Does it Mean to be a Team Physician: Q & A with Dr. Sarang Desai, D.O. - Orthopedic Surgeon of the Foot & Ankle

    What teams ARE you currently with? Currently, I am the official team physician for the Dallas Sidekicks professional indoor soccer team and have been for the past four consecutive seasons. I look forward to returning to the Sidekicks’ sideline after their break this season. I also serve as the foot and ankle consultant for the Texas Legends NBA D-League team and the Allen Americans ...

  • 3D Printed Titanium Cages: Q & A with Dr. Keith Heier, M.D. - Orthopedic Surgeon | Foot & Ankle

    How Long Has 3D Printing Been Used by Orthopedic Surgeons? 3D printing technology has been available for over 30 years, but has only been used by orthopedic surgeons for the past 8-10 years. How Long Have You Used Them in Your Practice? I have used 3D printed titanium implants in my practice for 4 years. What is The Difference Between a Custom Made and Off The Shelf Titanium Cage? Off-the-shelf ...

  • Lisfranc (Midfoot) Fracture: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

    Lisfranc (midfoot) injuries occur when the bones in the midfoot are fractured or the supporting ligaments get stretched beyond their capability. A Lisfranc (midfoot) fracture can range from mild to severe depending on the number of bones and joints affected. Any midfoot injury can cause problems in walking as the midfoot helps in providing stability to the arch and maintain the walking gait. The ...

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  • Post-Tib Tendonitis: Orthopedic Treatment

    A tendon is a soft tissue structure that connects the muscles to the bones. The posterior tibial tendon is found on the inner side of the foot near the ankle and it connects the calf muscle to the ankle. It is a an important tendon in the leg as it supports the foot while walking and hold up the foot arch. Stress caused to this particular tendon is known as the Post-Tib Tendonitis. Stress may be ...

  • Easy Ways To Prevent Running Injuries

  • Tibial Plateau Fractures: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

    Tibial Plateau Fracture is a serious type of injury that is commonly observed in athletes. It refers to a crack or break in the upper portion of the tibia or the shin bone. This is also known as the proximal tibial fracture. Tibial plateau is the uppermost part of the bone that attaches to the knee joint. It has a honeycomb kind of shape and is relatively softer than the remaining shin bone. Such ...

  • Ankle Instability

    Ankle Instability is a condition that occurs when the outer ligaments that support the ankle joint are injured or damaged. The condition can be either mechanical or functional. In case of mechanical instability, the ligaments become loose resulting in laxity. However, in functional instability, the ankle joint is anatomically stable but the patient has a constant feeling of joint weakness. The ...

  • Orthopedic Treatment For Plantar Fibromatosis

    Plantar Fibromatosis is a rare medical disorder that marks the beginning of the growth of benign tumors under the foot. These tumor-like nodules are referred to as plantar fibromas. They develop on the underside of the foot or the plantar surface. The heel is connected to the bottom of the foot by a band of connective tissue, plantar fascia. The tumors grow slowly and are made up of excess ...

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