Chapman Orthopedic Institute
Achilles Tendon Tears
The Achilles tendon is one of the most important, and definitely the largest, tendon in the human body. This particular tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. If the Achilles tendon tears or separates, walking, running and jumping may be impossible.
Individuals suffering from a broken ankle may not be able to walk for an extended period of time. Some require surgery. There are multiple bones and ligaments in the ankle. The injury can range in severity depending on the total number of bones fractured and ligaments torn.
Ankle sprain severity ranges from Grade 1 to Grade 3. These injuries are most often caused by strenuous activity that forces the ligaments of the ankle to stretch farther then is normal, resulting in tearing.
Toe and Forefoot Fractures
Did you know that almost 25 percent of the bones in the human body are located in feet? Because there are many bones in the foot, any one of them can break. While this is painful, surgery is usually not necessary.
Foot & Ankle Treatment Options
Bunions are a common type of foot injury that are commonly caused by wearing uncomfortable shoes for a prolonged period of time, but genetics and other factors can cause them as well. Not everyone needs surgery to treat their bunions, but some do.
Arthroscopy is not only used to treat ankle and foot conditions, it is also used to diagnose these conditions. By making a small incision near the injured area, a doctor can insert a small camera known as an arthroscope to see below the skin to the bone and ligaments.