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  • Accessory Navicular Problems

    Introduction Not everyone has the same number of bones in his feet. It is not uncommon for both the hands and the feet to contain extra small accessory bones, or ossicles, that sometimes cause problems. Anatomy The accessory navicular

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  • Following Ankle Replacement Surgery

    Recovery Room When the procedure is completed, your surgeon will contact your family and friends to update them on your surgery. You will awaken after surgery in the post-anesthesia recovery room, probably feeling as though you were only away from your...

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  • Physical Therapy Evaluation Following Ankle Replacement Surgery

    Inpatient Physical Therapy Prior to your scheduled ankle replacement surgery, you may have the opportunity to visit your physical therapist for a preoperative assessment. One purpose of this visit is to get a baseline of information

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  • Physical Therapy Treatment Following Ankle Replacement Surgery

    Once your physical therapist has completed an examination, he/she will put together a treatment plan. The treatment plan lists the types of treatments that will be included in your physical therapy. It gives an indication

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  • Ankle Replacement Surgery

    The Incisions The Operation begins by making an incision through the skin into the front of the ankle. This is called an interior approach to the ankle. Cutting the Bones The next step in replacing the ankle joint is to cut the bones

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  • Ankle Replacement Surgery Components

    Total ankle replacement removes and then replaces both sides of the ankle joint with specially designed artificial parts, called prostheses. The tibial prosthesis consists of a polyethylene (medical grade plastic) and titanium base plate tray

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  • Checking on Your Ankle Implant

    Ankle replacement is used in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or after severe ankle injury. The diseased or damaged parts of the ankle joint are removed and replaced with an implant to reduce pain while allowing movement of the ankle

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  • Ankle Fusion Surgery: An Option for the Treatment of Degenerative Arthritis

    Introduction An ankle fusion surgery (or arthrodesis) is commonly suggested for a degenerative (worn out, painful) ankle joint. For many years, surgeons have considered an ankle fusion to be the permanent solution for advanced degenerative arthritis

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  • How Your Primary Care Physician and Foot and Ankle Surgeon Work Together

    Your foot and ankle surgeon will work closely with your regular medical doctor before and after your joint replacement surgery. An orthopaedic surgeon is an expert on the conditions that affect the bones, joints and muscles of your body. Your medical

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  • Preparing for Ankle Replacement Surgery

    The decision to proceed with ankle replacement surgery should be made by you and your doctor only after you feel that you understand as much about the procedure as possible. Once the decision to proceed with surgery is made, there are several things

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