Anne C. Poinier MD


Achilles Paratenonitis

Achilles paratenonitis is inflammation of the covering of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It can cause scarring that restricts the motion of the Achilles tendon. Achilles paratenonitis is caused by overuse or repeated movements and poorly fitted shoes. It is frequently seen in…

Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. In an Achilles tendon rupture, the tendon is completely torn.

Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty

Hip resurfacing arthroplasty is surgery that replaces the damaged outer surfaces of the femoral head found at the top of the thighbone and, if needed, the cup-shaped socket where the thighbone meets the pelvis in the hip joint. People younger than about age 55 who have hip osteoarthritis have been difficult to help with…

Férula nocturna

Las férulas (aparatos ortopédicos) nocturnas se pueden usar para tratar afecciones como la tendinopatía de Aquiles y la fascitis plantar. La férula mantiene el pie con los dedos apuntando hacia arriba. Esta posición estira la fascia plantar en forma constante y suave. También estira el tendón de Aquiles en la parte de…

Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy

Insertional Achilles tendinopathy is tendon damage in the area where the tendon attaches to the heel bone. It tends to develop when the tendon is rubbing on a bone spur or other type of bone growth. Symptoms of insertional tendinopathy include tenderness on the lower back of the heel and a reduced ability to overflex…