Ankle instability is a condition in which the ankle has lost its normal stability due to loose ligaments. If non-operative treatment is ineffective in relieving symptoms, typical surgery to repair the stretched-out ligaments (a modified Brostrom procedure) works well, with high patient satisfaction rates.
Asia E. Lo, DPM
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- What is a modified Brostrom procedure?
When should I call the doctor about my baby’s clubfoot?
Call your child’s doctor right away if your child has any of these problems with the cast:
• Swelling that does not get better with elevation
• Swelling of the toes that does not “pink up” after 20 minutes of raising them higher than the level of the heart
• Decreased or loss of movement in the toes
• Change in skin color below the cast
• Skin becomes red, irritated or sores develop
• Bad smell from inside the cast
• Bright red drainage on the cast
• Fever over 100.5°F for longer than 24 hours with no other symptoms
• A crack in the cast or peeling of the cast
• A wet cast that does not dry completely
• Something stuck in the cast
Also call your child’s doctor:
• If you think the brace does not fit well.
• If your child’s shoes are too tight or too loose.
• If you find any skin redness or irritation that does not go away in 1-2 days.
• Any questions or concerns you have about how your child looks or feels.
What is metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia is a general term for pain and inflammation in the metatarsal region of the foot, the area just before the toes that is more commonly referred to as the ball of the foot. It is often felt as pain in the base of the second, third or fourth toe on the bottom of the foot.
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