Avascular necrosis of the metatarsal head, commonly known as Frieberg’s infarction, is a painful condition that is commonly misdiagnosed. The good news for sufferers is that the University Foot and Ankle Institute has revolutionized the treatment of this difficult problem.
It can occur when there is an interruption of the blood supply to a toe. When this happens the tissue dies and the bone collapses. Left untreated, it can lead to destruction of the toe’s joint surface.
UFAI operates on the cutting edge of foot and ankle bone disease treatment. In addition to helping patients overcome their foot and ankle challenges, our physicians regularly teach others the most innovative treatment techniques.