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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

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 neyo footNot all the Glitz and Glamour!

Celebrities are like you and me and they sustain injuries just like we do.

As see in this picture here, multi Grammy award winning singer, Ne-Yo cruises around on his knee walker nursing his injured foot.

It is unclear if he had a fracture that is not healing or maybe a partial Achilles tendon tear and he decided not to have surgery.

Either way this type of injury along with many others are treated by Dr. Wellens and Dr. Jaramillo-Dolan at Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center.

Regenerative medicine is widely available for professional athletes, celebrities but also to patients of CFFA and most likely will be utilized in the recovery process to facilitate the healing and shorten the duration of rehabilitation.

At Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center, LLC we use regenerative medicine daily to promote healing and shorten postoperative recuperation time. Call us today at 863-299-4551 to learn more about any of our procedures.

It appears that Tony injured his anterior talofibular ligament when he twisted his ankle. Hopefully x-rays were obtained to be sure he does not have a fibula fracture just a type of an ankle fracture. MRI is the most accurate diagnostic tool for this type of injury.

Since he says in his post he’s feeling optimistic I’m guessing that it’s either a grade 1 or 2 ankle sprain which usually is uncomfortable but does not prevent golfers from competing.

It is treated with rest, ice, compression and elevation and usually does not have a new long-term repercussion.

Looking at the video it looks like it’s not the first time he had this ankle injury if it took him no time but to pop it back in place , that probably demonstrates that it’s more of a chronic lateral ankle instability which is basically injury to the anterior talofibular ligament over and over again. Basically, ligaments become so lax that it’s much easier to dislocate the ankle. Ankle stabilization surgery is the only way to permanently fix the problem..... and guess what? We do it at CFFA!!!!

Dr. Tatiana Wellens, DPM, PhD

Very unfortunate but also devastating injury for Mr. Canaan. From just assessing the picture, he definitely needs surgery right away. Sometimes surgeons have to wait for several days prior to the surgery to help with swelling.

Even though I have not seen the x-rays, most likely we’re dealing with Bimalleoli ankle fracture which means that both fibula and tibia which are the two main bones of the lower leg are broken and displaced.

Usually that requires either placing an external fixation frame on the ankle or using screws and plates to put the fracture back together to realign the joint. Fractures of the talus can also be present as well as multiple ligament injuries.

After the surgery, he will be nonweightbearing for six weeks and will require extensive physical therapy to prevent arthritis in his ankle. He will probably return to normal activity within the next 6 to 9 months but osteoarthritis is very common. 

At Central Florida foot and  ankle we treat everything, from most simple conditions to devastating injuries like this.

Dr. Tatiana Wellens, DPM, PhD