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Biologics – Foot & Ankle

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Foot & Ankle

Ortho RI Biologics provides an innovative approach to get you back to doing what matters most, offering biologic procedures for a wide variety of foot and ankle injuries and conditions.

Osteoarthritis

The breakdown of the cartilage that coats the ends of bones and joints in the foot and ankle. Normally, damaged cartilage repairs itself as older cartilage is degraded. When this degradation outpaces repair, cartilage breakdown occurs and damage to bone results. Symptoms of foot and ankle arthritis include pain, tenderness, stiffness, decreased flexibility, a grating sensation during movement, the formation of bone spurs around the affected joint.

Learn more about arthritis of the foot and ankle.

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Osteoarthritis

Achilles tendinopathy

A condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the Achilles tendon, a band of tissue that connects the two main calf muscles to the heel bone. Tendinopathy often occurs results from repeated injuries to the tendon, including overuse injuries such as those seen in runners.

Learn about Achilles tendinitis.

Plantar fasciitis

Inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. Persistent tension from activities like long distance running or work that requires standing all day, can stretch and tear this tissue, causing inflammation near the heel. Complications with the knees, hip, or back are common due to changes your walking motion to avoid pain, stressing other joints. In some severe cases, surgery to release the tension on the plantar fascia is recommended. Symptoms include pain on the bottom of the boot near the heel, especially after periods of long inactivity or exercise.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Toe arthritis

The breakdown of the cartilage that coats the ends of bones and joints in the toe. Normally, damaged cartilage repairs itself as older cartilage is degraded. When this degradation outpaces repair, cartilage breakdown occurs and damage to bone results. Symptoms of toe arthritis include pain, tenderness, stiffness, decreased flexibility, a grating sensation during movement, the formation of bone spurs around the affected joint.

Learn more about the most common form of toe arthritis.

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Osteoarthritis

Ankle tendon and ligament tears, sprains, and strains

Soft tissue injuries in which either the ligaments or the tendons in the ankle are stretched or torn. A sprain affects the ligaments, while a strain impacts the tendons. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, stiffness, and a pop or tear sensation in the case of sprains. These injuries typically respond well to nonsurgical measures like biologics, which can improve range of motion. When an ankle sprain is still painful after six weeks, or the ankle has sustained repetitive trauma, the injury is considered chronic. Chronic ankle sprains increase the likelihood of continued discomfort or recurring injury. More serious soft tissue injuries, such as an Achilles tendon rupture, in which the tendon tears completely from the bone, require surgery within the first few weeks of the injury.

Learn more about ankle sprains.

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Ankle Sprain

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