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MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Overview A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan lets doctors see inside your body.  Unlike x-rays that use radiation to show bony structures, MRIs use magnets and radio waves to show soft tissues.   Preparation You will need to remove glasses, jewelry, hearing aids, dentures, and other item…

Lisfranc Injury Surgery

Overview The Lisfranc joint complex is a cluster of small bones and ligaments in the middle foot.  Fractured or dislocated bones in this joint often require surgery to repair.   Preparation To prepare for surgery, you are put to sleep under general anesthesia.  The surgeon cuts an incision a…

Jones Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation, ORIF)

Overview A Jones Fracture is a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of the foot. This condition is treated with an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery that uses screws and possibly other hardware to align and stabilize the fractured bone.   Preparation The patient is positio…

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Overview Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) can be a debilitating condition due to the long-lasting severe pain it causes.  Formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), this syndrome often develops from trauma, frequently of a body part that had suffered a previous injury.  It usually…

Ankle Fracture Surgery

Overview The ankle “breaks” when there is a fracture in the small bone of your lower leg (the fibula), a fracture in the larger bone (the tibia), or both.  Surgery may be required, so that your ankle bones can be stabilized to heal. Preparation Most ankle fracture surgeries require general anesth…
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