For patients with severe arthritis of the ankle, total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) provides better function at 4 years postoperatively than ankle arthrodesis (AA), according to a study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Arthritis can occur in any joint in the body, including the ankle, when the cartilage breaks down. Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons explain the signs of ankle arthritis and ways to relieve your pain.
Throughout the pandemic, many people have padded around the house in slippers or flip-flops. Wearing such unsupportive shoes can be problematic for older adults.
There is a growing body of research in support of functional rehabilitation for non-surgical treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures.
Foot problems are especially common in older people, for a variety of reasons. Feet lose cushioning as they age, and the skin and nails can grow dry and brittle.