DR. CHAD KENNEDY
Osteochondritis dissecans of the ankle tend to have a low level of chronic persistent pain or swelling that is often intermittent with a history of locking, catching or multiple ankle sprains.
The Achilles tendon attaches the muscles from the back of your calf to your heel bone. An Achilles rupture is an injury that overstretches the tendon and causes a tear. There are surgical and non-surgical treatments for Achilles ruptures.
Ankle arthritis is a clinical condition of the joint that connects the foot to the ankle joint (tibiotalar) that has damaged or worn out cartilage. There are many types of arthritis causes – Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid, Gout, Psoriatic or Post-traumatic.
Ankle sprains are common injuries to ligaments are stretched or torn. They can affect your ability to walk, participate in sports or enjoying your favorite activities. Sprains can cause painful swelling, bruising & instability. Get an evaluation today!
Peroneal Tendon Tears / Dislocations
Peroneal tendons are located on the outside of the lower leg and ankle relating to side-to-side stability, especially on uneven surfaces. Peroneal tears is often due to sports side-to-side motion. Peroneal dislocations is the result of damage that causes the tendons to dislocate.
Flatfoot is when the arch of the foot falls or collapses. There are many causes of flat feet that can include genetic factors, weakness, injuries, arthritis to nervous system or muscle diseases. Flatfoot reconstruction repairs the ligaments and tendons and correct deformities of the bones to restore and support the arch.
A bunion is a painful bump typically forming at the base of your big toe when you big toe pushes against your second toe. Over time, this causes the joint on your big toe to grow larger and can be quite painful. Schedule an appointment to evaluate and relieve bunion pain.
Hallux rigidus is pain and stiffness where your big toe (the hallux) joint meets your foot and is often called turf toe or big toe arthritis. It can cause severe pain and can make it hard to walk or even stand or wear shoes. Hallux rigidus is a type of degenerative arthritis.
This is one of the most common knee injuries. An ACL Rupture is a spring or a tear in your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Athletes that participate in high demand sports like football, basketball or soccer are more likely to injure their ACL.
Meniscus tears are common within high demand athletes however change of tears can increase with physical activity due to age, wear and tear and arthritis. The meniscus is cartilage that provides a cushion between your thighbone and your shinbone. Therea re two menisci in each knee joint.
Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
Arthritis means “joint inflammation.” Osteoarthritis of hip and knee occurs when inflammation and injury to a joint cause a breaking down of cartilage tissue. Inflammation causes a breaking down or deformity of your cartilage tissue. Cartilage acts as a “shock absorber” between your joints.
Fractures can be a painful and scary injury. Dr. Chad Kennedy is experienced in hip, leg, ankle orthopedic surgeries.