The exact prevalence of foot pain is hard to pinpoint due to the wide range of pain types and intensity, experts agree it affects more than one in 10 people worldwide. Three types of heel pain make up most of foot pain complaints.
In a prospective comparative study, Arunakul et al evaluated outcomes of a conventional versus an accelerated postoperative protocol in 2 groups of patients with insertional Achilles tendinopathy who were undergoing open Achilles tendon debridement, Haglund’s resection, and reattachment of the Achilles.
Evaluating Prospective Patient-Reported Pain and Function Outcomes After Ankle and Hindfoot Arthrodesis
Hindfoot and ankle fusions are mechanically limiting procedures for patients. However, patient-reported outcomes of these procedures have not been well studied. This study assessed outcomes of hindfoot and ankle fusions by using Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Physical Function (PF) and Pain Interference (PI) Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs).
Use of acute cartilage autograft may provide a single-stage, low cost and low risk procedure for treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus, according to a presenter at Orthopedics Today Hawaii.
Published results showed arthroscopically assisted open reduction and internal fixation for complex ankle fractures had good to excellent results and significantly better outcomes compared with regular open reduction and internal fixation.