Surgery

Experts offer more clarity on managing common ankle fractures

Although fairly common, management of an isolated lateral malleolus ankle fracture remains challenging for orthopaedic surgeons. A central question remains on determining whether surgery or a non-surgical approach is indicated ...

Surgery

Considering ankle replacement surgery

Dear Mayo Clinic: I've had arthritis for years, but the place where it bothers me the most is in my ankles. I'm considering ankle replacement surgery, but I've read it's risky. How do surgeons determine who is a good candidate ...

Health

Preventing achilles tendon injuries

Nia Dennis could tell something was wrong as she began her tumbling routine during a gymnastics event. "When I started to launch into the air, I felt a pop, and my whole calf got tingly and cold," says Dennis, a former member ...

Health

Protecting ankles, feet from winter's assaults

(HealthDay)—From broken bones to frostbite, you're at extra risk for foot and ankle injuries during winter. But you can protect yourself, according to a surgeon who specializes in podiatry.

Health

Physiotherapy treatment does not benefit ankle sprains

Physiotherapy given to patients with simple ankle sprains does not benefit recovery when compared to basic self management of the injury at home, reveals a study published by The BMJ today.

Cardiology

AHA: Ticagrelor not shown to be superior to clopidogrel in PAD

(HealthDay)—Ticagrelor is not superior to clopidogrel for reduction of cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine ...

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