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Image result for andrew luck injuryLate Tuesday night, Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard conducted a  news teleconference in hopes of clearing up the mystery surrounding star quarterback Andrew Luck's long lingering left leg injury. 

Ballard admitted that while Luck's medical team once believed the quarterback was solely dealing with a calf injury, they recently discovered he was also dealing with an ankle injury as well. 

They thought at first that the injury might have something to do with the os trigonum, a small, back-of-the-ankle bone that most humans don't even have. While Luck indeed has the rare and useless bone, a recent test has led them to believe it is not the source of Luck's issues. 

Instead, they believe Luck is dealing with an issue at the front of his ankle, high in the joint, that has been causing pain in his calf and lower leg, above the Achilles tendon. 

Syndesmosis is a pretty rare injury and we only usually see it in high impact sports like football. But os trigonum (The condition they originally thought he had) is a more common issue that usually presents with pain in the back of the ankle especially with dorsiflexion and plantarflexion. It is mostly seen in tennis players and dancers.

We see a wide range of injuries here at CFFA including these. We have conservative approaches to treat these type injuries and if those don't work we perform the proper surgery if needed.

Call us today for more information. 

Dr. Tatiana Wellens, DPM, PhD
Central Florida Foot and Ankle, LLC

Image result for packers head coachNFL Network's Mike Silver reported that Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur suffered a torn Achilles' tendon while playing a game of Knockout on a Lambeau basketball court on Wednesday night.

LaFleur will undergo surgery Sunday and will coach the rest of OTAs and mandatory minicamp in June (11-13) from a cart, Silver added.

Not all torn Achilles tendon require surgery but apparently the type of the Achilles tendon tear that he suffered will require surgical intervention. There are two most common techniques to repair the Achilles tendon and if the tear is not severe then minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair surgery is a great option. When the gap between the ends is excessive, sometimes open repair with grafting is necessary

We do all types of surgical repairs as well as non-surgical treatment of Achilles tendon tears and tendinitis.

The average return to normal activity is at least 6 months. 

First 4 weeks after the surgery is stricked immobilization with complete nonweightbearing. 

Dr. Tatiana Wellens, DPM, PhD

Daniel Craig will undergo ankle surgery after sustaining an injury while filming “Bond 25.”

“Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica,” the franchise’s official Twitter account posted. “Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020.”

According to the Sun, the actor fell earlier this month while sprinting on the set of the latest James Bond film.

“He was sprinting during filming when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly,” a source told the British tabloid. “He was in quite a lot of pain and was complaining about his ankle.”

According to the information that is provided in the press, most likely he has a tear of the anterior talofibular ligament or the tear of peroneal tendon or both. In my opinion, if you had an ankle fracture, it would take more than 2 to 3 weeks for him to return back on the set. 

At CFFA we treat these type of injuries surgically and nonsurgically all the time. Sometimes in situations like this, for a very active athletic person it makes more sense to undergo surgery almost immediately because they will recuperate faster. In the more sedentary people, we recommend 4 to 6 months of non-surgical treatment first

Dr. Tatiana Wellens, DPM, PhD

Image result for durant injuryKevin Durant has been said to be the best basketball player right now and he just got injured last night. It doesn’t look serious, but an MRI is scheduled. 

He suffered a non-contact injury after a baseline jumper over Houston’s Iman Shumpert. After the make he started running down the court and immediately felt pain. Durant’s own bench thought he may have suffered an Achilles’ tear that would have sidelined him for months.

 Because of the history of Achilles tendon tear an MRI would be the next step.

A lot of the times a calf strain can be also a tear of a small muscle in the back of the leg called Plantaris. It is treated with rest and immobilization. We treat both injuries surgically and non-surgically.

If you are suffering from any injuries or are experience any kind of pain in your feet call us today.

Image result for ryan zimmermanThe Nationals have placed Ryan Zimmerman on the 10-day DL with a plantar fasciitis injury. Zimmerman suffered the injury making a leaping catch on Tuesday against the Rockies. He took a day of Wednesday and played on it Friday and Saturday. He then received an MRI on Sunday because the pain started bothering him. Manager Dave Martinez said they are going to get him treatment and keep him off it for 10 days. 

Even though I’m not a treating physician for him, I would speculate that since he’s taking 10 days off, it’s probably either Tenex or Tenjet procedure he is having. The recuperation is about 10 days for either procedure.

They both provide the following:

  • Quick pain relief
  • Rapid return to normal activities
  • Local anesthetic used instead of general anesthesia
  • No sutures, no stitches (requires only a small, adhesive bandage)
  • 20-minute, noninvasive procedure (not open surgery)
  • Coverage by most insurances

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