Information About Foot & Ankle Fractures
The calcaneus is the bone in heel. Calcaneus fractures can be severe injuries and often lead to problems of chronic pain in the foot. Treatment of a broken heel bone depends on the severity of the fracture.
A talus fracture occurs when the talar bone, one of the important connections between the leg and the foot, is broken. The talus has cartilage that contrubutes to both the ankle and hidfoot joiints. A talus fracture often requires surgery, and even with surgical treatment, patients often have long term ankle problems such as arthritis.
Broken Ankle - Ankle Fracture
An ankle fracture is a common injury. Broken ankles are among the most prevalent fracture types. Find information about broken ankles as well as information about ankle fracture treatment.
Metatarsal Stress Fracture
A metatarsal stress fracture is a common cause of foot pain, especially when people suddenly increase their activities. This type of injury, notorious in soldier recruits, is also called a "march fracture."
A Jones fracture is a fracture of the fifth metatarsal of the foot. Patients who sustain a Jones fracture have pain over this middle/outside area of their foot, swelling, and difficulty walking.
Navicular Stress Fracture
A navicular stress fracture is an injury to the midfoot region below the ankle. Athletes who sustain a navicular stress fracture commonly complain of a vague pain in the midfoot that hurts during activity. Treatment of a navicular stress fractures is usually accomplished with a cast.
Actually a fracture and dislocation, this is an injury to a joint in the midfoot.
A fibula fracture is an injury to the lower leg. Most often, a broken fibula is a type of ankle fracture, although there are other types of fractures of this bone. Treatment of a fibula fracture depends on the type of break that occurred.
Posterior Malleolus Fractures
Ankle fractures are common injuries that can involve different bones. Posterior malleolus fractures are one type of injury associate with a broken ankle.