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What is Os Trigonum? What is the Os Trigonum? The os trigonum is an extra (accessory) bone that sometimes develops behind the ankle bone (talus). It is connected to the talus by a fibrous band. The presence of an os trigonum in one or both feet is congenital (present at…Read More
What is Haglunds Deformity? What is the Haglund’s Deformity? Haglund’s Deformity is an enlargement of the bone on the back of the heel also known as “retrocalcaneal bursitis” that most often leads to painful bursitis because it becomes irritated by shoes. In Haglund’s Deformity, the soft tissue near the…Read More
What is a Talar Dome Lesion? What is a Talar Dome Lesion? The ankle joint is composed of the bottom of the tibia (shin) bone and the top of the talus (ankle) bone. The top of the talus is dome-shaped and is completely covered with cartilage — a tough, rubbery…Read More
Goals, Benefits, and Risks of Tarsal Tunnel Release Surgery This surgery involves cutting the ligament and other tissues that bind down the posterior tibial nerve and its branches. The nerve and its branches are explored for areas of entrapment. Structures that bind down or compress the nerve or its branches…Read More
Joint Immobility Tarsal coalition is a bone condition that causes decreased motion or absence of motion in one or more of the joints in the foot. The bones found at the top of the arch, the heel, and the ankle are referred to as the tarsal bones. A tarsal coalition is an…Read More