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Lisfrancs Injury

A Lisfranc’s Injury is a traumatic injury of the tarsaometatarsal complex in the midfoot. This area on the top of the foot is where the 5 metatarsal bones connect with the lesser tarsal bones (medial cuneiform bone, intermediate cuneiform bone, lateral cuneiform bone, and cuboid bone). There is one main ligament in the midfoot that stabilized Lisfranc’s joint.  The ligament […]

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Ingrown Toenails

      Ingrown Toenails Nails grow from a root beneath the skin called the matrix. This growth center can vary in size and shape. It may produce a nail which is flat or curved, wide or narrow. Those people with curved or wide toenails are more prone to develop an ingrown nail. This occurs when the […]

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Heel Bone (Calcaneal ) Fracture

Everything You Wanted to Know About Heel Bone Fractures

The medical term for the heel bone is  “calceaus”. For that reason, when when you fall and break your heel bone, any doctor in the San Francisco Bay Area (or anywhere else for that matter) will tell you that you have a “calcaneal fracture.” This article by San Francisco Foot Surgeon Dr.Christopher Segler will explain calcaneal fracture treatment.

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Calcaneal (Heel Bone) Fracture

Everything You Wanted to Know About Calcaneal Fractures (Broken Heel Bone) 

 

The medical term for the heel bone is  “calceaus”. For that reason, when when you fall and break your heel bone, any doctor in the San Francisco Bay Area (or anywhere else for that matter) will tell you that you have a “calcaneal fracture.” This article by San Francisco Foot Surgeon Dr.Christopher Segler will explain calcaneal fracture treatment.

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Ankle Fractures

San Francisco Ankle Surgeon Explains Ankle Fracture Surgical Treatment

Whether you roll you ankle stepping of a curb wrong in downtown San Francisco or slip and fall on a hiking trail in the Marin Headlands, if you break your ankle, you need treatment. Ankle fractures don’t heal predictable without surgery. If you are young and active, surgical repair of the broken ankle is you best hope of staying active and avoiding debilitating ankle arthritis in the future.

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Talus Fractures

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Metatarsal Fracture

A metatarsal fracture is a crack or break in one of the five metatarsal bones found in the foot. A suspected metatarsal fracture warrants an evaluation by a foot fracture specialist, even if initial treatment has been started in the emergency room.  Basically, metatarsal fractures are divided into two categories: stress fractures and traumatic fractures.


Lisfrancs Fracture explained by San Francisco Podiatrist

What Is a  Lisfrancs Fracture? 

A fracture is a break in the bone. However a Lisfrancs fractures really involves the rupture of ligament (called Lisfranc’s ligament) that stabilizes the entire midfoot (an area called the tarsaometatarsal complex). When this ligament is torn, it alters the alignment bases of the metarsal bones and the cuniform bones. These injuries are very difficult to recognize and are very frequently missed. In fact, one study (for which Dr. Segler won an award from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons) showed that 98.6% of the x-ray findings suggested of these injuries were missed by board certified Emergency Room Physicians. And they are often debilitating injuries if not properly treated. All fractures of the mid-foot warrant an evaluation by a foot fracture specialist, even if initial treatment has been started in the emergency room. 

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All About Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are very small cracks in the bone. Often times, these cracks are so small they don’t even show up on an x-ray for 4-10 weeks. These tiny, hairline breaks are most often caused by repetitive stress. We see this most often in runners and triathletes. The main culprit is a rapid increase in mileage while training for long distance events. Stress fractures are also caused by osteoporosis, abnormal foot structure (such as high arches), or other foot deformities.

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All About Heel Pain

Heel Pain Overview Do you have heel pain? Is it painful when you get up and step out of bed?  Do you get a sharp pain in the bottom of the heel whenever you get up out of a chair and start to walk?  If so, chances are good that you are suffering from painful inflammation of […]

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