Category: Pathology

Plantar fascia

Plantar fascia pathologies Calcaneal spur Plantar fasciitis Plantar fascia rupture Presentation The plantar fascia is a formation inserted at the back of the heel bone (calcaneum), and anteriorly at the base of the toes....

Total ankle arthroplasty: presentation

Total ankle arthroplasty: a recent surgery For many years from now, total ankle arthroplasty procedures has significantly improved, after disappointing beginnings. Nowadays, the outcomes are reliable because long-lasting and reproducible. In case of a...

Total ankle arthroplasty: before surgery

Medical alternatives to total ankle arthroplasty As always in surgery, the therapeutic path increases gradually with aggressiveness, and surgery comes last. Painkiller and non-steroidians anti-inflammatory (NSAI) allow to live for a long time with...

Total ankle arthroplasty: surgery

Surgical procedure for total ankle arthroplasty The aim is to implant the three components of the ankle prosthesis into the joint. An incision is done anteriorly on the ankle. Tendons, arteries and nerves are...

Quintus varus

Quintus varus is a deformity of the 5th toe, often congenital and worsening with age, where the toes lays on the 4th. The deformity has the full name of “quintus varus supraductus”. Anatomy The...

Taylor bunion

Definition “Ttaylor bunion” is a frequent deformity located on the lateral side of the 5th toe’s base. It’s so named because of the crossed-leg sitting position responsible for a conflict with the ground. The...

Hallux valgus interphalangeus

The hallux valgus interphalangeus is a deformity of the great toe. As for the hallux valgus, the great toe is deviated laterally towards the other toes. However, unlike hallux valgus, the cause of the...

Claw toes

Claw toe refers to a frequent deformity of the toes, very often in women, revealed by a conflict between the deformed toe and the shoe or the ground. Causes Mechanical As with hallux valgus,...