A recent case study demonstrates that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on very challenging surfaces and squatting. The researchers are currently working with a larger group of study participants to see how broadly applicable the findings may be.
Limb salvage is a surgical procedure to save a limb (usually one of the lower extremities) that is at high risk of amputation. The need for limb salvage can result from several different underlying causes, including various types of trauma, diabetes, vascular disease, cancer, or neuropathy.
The high prevalence of ankle sprains in the population produces a significant number of patients with lateral instability. Persistence of this condition may lead to the progressive involvement of medial structures, causing a multidirectional rotational instability.
Metallic Hemiarthroplasty or Arthrodesis of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint as Treatment for Hallux Rigidus: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Arthrodesis and metallic hemiarthroplasty are two surgical options for the treatment of end-stage osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP1) joint. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to compare the two operations with regards to patient-reported outcomes, pain reduction, complications and revision rates.
A lump on the side of the foot is a common complaint. While some causes are of serious concern, many causes are not. Still, it’s important to have any bump on your foot checked out by a doctor — even if it’s a small lump that’s not bothering you. Some foot bumps may be cancerous, so it’s critical that a medical professional accurately diagnose them.