Orthopedic Surgery – Foot Dislocations
Foot dislocation is uncommon but potentially incapacitating injuriy. The mechanism of injury may be numerous and range from a simple fall to MVC – motorcycle vehicle collision. The foot is a complex structure – it consists of fifty-seven articulatons and twenty-six bones, composition includes three anatomic and functional regions – the forefoot, midfoot and hindfoot. Even though, the dislocation of foot is not so common, it can have many complications such as degenerative arthrithis, avascular necrosis and compartment syndrome. Less of function accompanied by residual pain has also been reported. This is why it is important to see the physician in case there is any problem.
The physician has to understand common patterns of injuries and to examine appropriate radio-graphs to avoid missing foot dislocation. If there is a need for orthopedic surgery, it should be done as soon as possible. So, if the patient had an injury, for example, in LA, he should look for the best Los Angeles orthopedic surgeons to help them solve the problem. Foot dislocations may occur at any age, even though they are more common in younger adult males. In fact, the female-to-male ratio is 1:6 and this ratio is the most because of the higher number of males (young ones) that sustain significant trauma. In case dislocated foot is seen just as one of numerous injuries in patients with major trauma, other potentially life-threatening injuries take priority in healing. Management of the dislocated foot in that case can wait. In case it is an isolated injury, the limb should be immobilized to make the patient feel as comfortable as possible.