Surgical Repair of Ankle Fractures

Surgical Repair of Ankle Fractures

With current surgical technology, most ankle fractures are now surgically repaired. When possible, we still practice conservative management of broken ankles, but for unstable or displaced fractures, the ankle needs to be surgically fixated.  Ankle Surgery intends to...
Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains

One of the more common traumatic injuries that presents to our offices at Eagle-Summit Foot & Ankle, and emergency rooms nationwide, is the ankle sprain. An estimated three million ankle sprains occur in the United States every year, which is enough for one out of...
Lace Bite

Lace Bite

When it comes to hockey, I have two thoughts immediately:  1. I’m always jealous of those who grew up playing ice hockey and 2. I never envy ice skaters’ feet. I grew up in a town with a big high school, but not big enough to have a hockey rink, so we never had a...
Nordic Skiing Injuries

Nordic Skiing Injuries

As an avid downhill skier and even a regular backcountry or touring skier, I don’t personally give enough love to the sport of cross-country or Nordic skiing. In general, this is because I really like to go fast, so cross country skiing has not been something I have...
Ski Boot Top Fractures

Ski Boot Top Fractures

One of the worst ski injuries that can occur to the lower extremity is the ski boot top fracture. Historically, these were in the realm of podiatric foot and ankle surgeons, however with advances in ski boot technology and stiffer designs, these often end up out of...
Black Toenails

Black Toenails

One of the more common injuries or complaints we see in the heat of summer or in the dead of winter is black toenails. We see trauma to the toes often enough and these toenails are a variant of that. Whether you remember kicking a rock or fastening the ski boot too...