The Achilles tendon is a strong tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel. Achilles tendinitis is a common condition that occurs when the large tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg becomes irritated and inflamed.
Orthopaedic Conditions and Treatments
The Achilles is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. It is subject to two to three times body weight during normal walking, so regaining normal Achilles tendon function is critical.
Achilles tendonitis is characterized by pain and swelling in the Achilles tendon.
Also known as Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, flatfoot deformity is a chronic condition where the soft tissues on the inside of the foot & ankle are subjected to repetitive load bearing during walking and standing.
Adamantinoma is a rare malignant bone tumor most commonly found in the tibia. Contact the Orthopaedic Oncology Service at Mass General for more information about treatment for Adamantinoma.
The Orthopaedic Adolescent and Young Adult Foot Program is a collaboration between Mass General's pediatric orthopedic surgeons and adult foot & ankle surgeons.
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Angiosarcoma is a cancer of the inner lining of blood vessels, and it can occur in any area of the body. The disease most commonly occurs in the skin, breast, liver, spleen, and deep tissue. Contact the Orthopaedic Oncology Service at Mass General for more information about treatment for Angiosarcoma.
Ankle fracture and foot fractures (jones, lisfranc, talus, calcaneus, navicular, metatarsal) occur when one or both of the bones making up the top part of the ankle joint are broken.
Often, patients with ankle instability can be treated without surgery by strengthening the muscles that control the ankle joint, avoiding high risk activities, and using a supportive brace or shoe to decrease the risk of recurrent sprains.
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