Day: June 23, 2012
Osgood-Schlatter disease is one of the most common causes of knee pain in young athletes. It causes swelling, pain and tenderness just below the knee, over the shin bone (also called the tibia). Osgood-Schlatter commonly affects boys who are having a growth spurt during their pre-teen or teenage years. One or both knees may be affected.
A Jones fracture is an injury to the fifth metatarsal bone of the foot. The fifth metatarsal bone is at the base of the small toe, and the Jones fracture occurs in the midfoot area (the top of the bone).
Pott’s fracture fracture of the lower part of the fibula, with serious injury of the lower tibial articulation, usually a chipping off of a portion of the medial malleolus, or rupture of the medial ligament.
The ankle joint is made up of two joints: the true ankle joint, which moves the foot up and down, and the subtalar joint, which moves the foot from side to side. The ankle mortise is the “hinge” that connects the ends of the tibia and fibula to the talus.
Congenital clubfoot is present at birth (the definition of “congenital”) and affects the foot and/or ankle. There is no known cause for clubfoot, and it is twice as common in male children as it is in female children. The frequency of congenital clubfoot is approximately 1 per 1,240 live births. Read the rest of this entry »