Taggded: foot and ankle

Oh No…What About the Growth Plate?

Whenever you hear of a child suffering from an injury, automatically your mind wanders to the topic of growth plates.  We always wonder if the growth plate is affected; the concern is legitimate and needs to be thoroughly evaluated upon presentation to the doctor.  When dealing with lower extremity injuries the Podiatrist will x-ray and …

Stress Fractures

  When a Podiatrist diagnosis a patient with a stress fracture, patients only hear the “fracture” part of the diagnosis.  However, the “stress” part of that statement is extremely important and delineates a stress fracture from other types of fracture in its mechanism of injury and prognosis for recovery.   Stress fractures differ from other …