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Nov 12, 2012, 10:07 ET Obesity Doubles Ankle Fracture Risk

Obesity nearly doubles the odds of a patient having the most severe category of ankle fracture, according to research published in a recent issue of...


Jul 31, 2012, 02:05 ET Foot Injuries in Olympic Athletes

The 2012 Summer Olympics have arrived, and according to foot and ankle surgeons from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), intense ...


Mar 02, 2012, 03:00 ET Sprained Ankles Can Be Complicated -- and Misdiagnosed

Ankle sprains may be one of the most common injuries, but they're also commonly misdiagnosed. That's because the two major types of sprained...


Mar 01, 2012, 11:00 ET Advanced Treatments Help Hard-to-Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers—and Improve Lives

Advanced therapies for foot wounds are saving limbs, restoring mobility, and improving the lives of many people with diabetes who suffer from...


Dec 06, 2011, 10:30 ET Ankle Fractures Often Not Diagnosed

Mistaking an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain has serious consequences when the foot does not heal correctly. The American College of Foot and...


Nov 30, 2011, 10:30 ET Don't Ignore Your Kid's Heel Pain

With school sports seasons in full swing, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons stresses that athletes should never "play through the pain" ...


May 24, 2011, 10:00 ET Keeping Deadly Blood Clots at Bay After Foot Surgery

Each year in the United States, pulmonary embolisms (PE) kill more people than AIDS, breast cancer and motor vehicle crashes combined. According to...


Mar 11, 2011, 11:00 ET Surgeons Can Now Get Bones, Stem Cells 'Off the Shelf'

When patients need a bone graft for a foot or ankle surgery, bone often is taken from another part of their body. Now surgeons are using new methods...


Mar 10, 2011, 11:00 ET Small Scars, Big Benefits

Performing arthroscopic surgery on a foot or ankle ailment offers patients more than just a smaller scar. The procedure, which involves making small...


Mar 09, 2011, 11:00 ET Advancing Tissue Healing Without Surgery

ou don't have to be a professional athlete to benefit from a new procedure called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Used in Pittsburgh Steelers...


Dec 09, 2010, 05:48 ET Keep Your Feet Safe at the Gym in the New Year

In the New Year, don't forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit. The American College of...


Nov 03, 2010, 12:50 ET Five Tips for Healthy Holiday Feet

on't let sore, achy feet ruin your holiday season. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers five tips to healthy holiday feet. 1. If...


Oct 05, 2010, 03:02 ET Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis?

Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for...


Aug 24, 2010, 02:37 ET Playing with Pain Can Ruin Your Tennis Game

Foot pain began affecting Donna's tennis game, and she was determined not to let it keep her from the sport she loved. The 47-year-old avid tennis...


Jul 19, 2010, 03:04 ET Common Runners' Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot

Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners, according to the American College of Foot and...


Jun 23, 2010, 04:56 ET Common Runners' Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot

Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners, according to the American College of Foot and...


Jun 02, 2010, 12:03 ET Effective Alternative Treatments Available for Chronic Ankle Disability

Advances in surgical options for end-stage ankle arthritis have prompted the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) to issue a position...


Apr 30, 2010, 12:50 ET New Guideline Helps Doctors Better Diagnose, Treat Heel Pain

As heel pain continues to be one of the most prevalent foot problems affecting men and women of all ages, the American College of Foot and Ankle...


Apr 29, 2010, 01:23 ET Power Mowers Pose Danger to Feet

Lawn care season is back and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons cautions homeowners to protect their feet and the feet of those around...


Feb 25, 2010, 11:00 ET Heel Pain Continues to Plague Adults

If you are suffering from heel pain, you're not alone. According to foot and ankle surgeons attending the 68th Annual Scientific Conference of the...


Feb 24, 2010, 11:00 ET New Ankle Arthritis Treatments Help Boomers Stay Active

There's good news for active older adults who are plagued with arthritic ankles. Surgeons presenting today at the American College of Foot and Ankle...


Feb 23, 2010, 11:00 ET A Winning Strategy: Don't Play Through Pain

Sometimes athletes can be their own worst enemy especially when they continue to play following an injury to a foot or ankle. Surgeons presenting at...