Posts Tagged ‘Foot’

Transfemoral amputation

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Amputation, Above-the-Knee )

Transfemoral amputation – Definition

An above-the-knee amputation (AKA) is the surgical removal of the leg above the knee.

Amputation of the foot or toe

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Toe Amputation; Foot Amputation)

Amputation of the foot or toe – Definition

Surgical removal of a toe, foot, or part of a foot

Amputation of the foot or toe – Reasons for Procedure

Amputation is most often done to:

  • Treat infections
  • Remove dead or damaged tissue, such as gangrene may cause

Turf toe

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Foot conditions, Legs conditions

(Metatarsalphalangeal Joint Sprain; Sprain Big Toe)

Turf toe – Definition

Turf toe is a sprain of the base of the big toe, where the big toe meets the foot. It is usually a hyperextension sprain of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. A sprain is stretching or tearing of the ligaments that support a toe. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that connect bones to each other. The injury is called turf toe because it often occurs in football and soccer players when playing on artificial turf.

Morton’s neuroma

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Foot conditions, Legs conditions

(Interdigital Neuroma; Intermetatarsal Neuroma)

Morton’s neuroma – Definition

Morton’s neuroma is an inflammation of the nerves in the foot that go to the toes. Although the name includes the word “neuroma,” it is not really a tumor. It can affect any of the toes in the foot. However, it most often affects the nerves that run between the third and fourth or second and third toes.