Foot and ankle trauma refers to injuries that most commonly occur during sports, exercise or any other physical activity.
A stress fracture is described as a small crack in the bone which occurs from an overuse injury of a bone.
Ankle injuries are very common in athletes and individuals performing physical work; often resulting in severe pain and impaired mobility.
The calcaneus or heel bone is a large bone found at the rear of the foot. A heel fracture is a break in the heel bone due to trauma or various disease conditions.
The talus is a small bone at the ankle joint that connects the heel bone and the shinbones, enabling up and down movement of the foot.
The joints of the ankle are held in place and stabilized by strong bands of tissue called ligaments.
An ankle ligament injury, also known as an ankle sprain, can be caused by a sudden twisting movement of the foot during any athletic event or during daily activities.
Ankle dislocation is a condition that occurs when the bones of the lower leg called the fibula and tibia get separated from the talus or ankle bone.