A College Athlete Returns to the Game after Foot Surgery
Katie, an avid tennis player, was looking forward to playing
tennis during her senior year of college. But, the pain in her foot she managed
for years had finally reached its breaking point. Seeking answers from her
college athletic training staff, she met
MaCalus Hogan, MD, a doctor at the
UPMC Foot and Ankle Center.
An MRI showed that Katie had a stress fracture in her
mid-foot at the top of the arch. Due to the severity of the fracture, she
needed surgery. Dr. Hogan inserted a screw across the fracture and placed
Katie’s foot in a soft cast.
After transitioning to a boot and crutches and staying off
her foot for eight weeks, Katie’s foot healed.
She returned to tennis for the spring season and ended her college career on a high note.
more about Katie’s stress fracture treatment at the UPMC Foot and Ankle Center.