A 15-year-old presents with a repeat fracture of her fifth metatarsal. Sara Lyn Miniaci-Coxhead, MD, explains how the recurring injury is associated with skew foot deformity.Read More
Fusion is the most popular way to address arthritis and end-stage deformities of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, including bunions. Cleveland Clinic data demonstrate the success of the surgery across multiple locations, surgeons and causes of great toe pain.
In this case study, a team at Cleveland Clinic’s Foot & Ankle Center helps a patient avoid major amputation with limb-salvage surgery.
Ankle arthritis can be more disabling than hip or knee arthritis due to proximity of ground reaction forces. Total ankle replacement is a viable treatment option for some patients.
Significant cavus deformity is no longer necessarily a contraindication for total ankle replacement. Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeon Sara Lyn Miniaci-Coxhead, MD, explains her individualized, staged approach.
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Hallux valgus surgery can fail in a number of ways, often leaving the patient with more pain, persistent deformity and significant dissatisfaction and dysfunction. How can surgeons improve outcomes?
A rigid hindfoot and attenuated deltoid ligament lead to eccentric forces through the tibiotalar joint, producing valgus tibiotalar tilt.
For insertional Achilles ruptures with gaps greater than 5 cm, autologous hamstring reconstruction is a straightforward, reliable procedure that helps achieve stable repair and ensures best outcomes.
Cleveland Clinic foot and ankle specialists developed a new triple arthrodesis procedure for severe flatfoot to address concomitant instability and deformity of the midfoot not addressed in the standard procedure.
Arthrodesis is the most common surgical procedure for advanced hallux ridigus, with success rates of 80 to 100 percent, depending on fixation technique and preoperative diagnosis. Procedure effective for other conditions too.
Cleveland Clinic Florida offers several ankle fusion techniques. Arthroscopic and “mini-open” approaches minimize soft tissue dissection and preserve blood supply. A posterior approach is used with anterior skin compromise.