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More Health Lectures Coming Soon in the Winter

December 31, 2014
Please check back to find out about Orthopaedic Health Lectures. …
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New knee replacement done at St. Mary's

December 3, 2010
TUCSON - Knee replacement is a common surgery these days. Now a Tucson doctor is using technology he says makes placement of an artificial…
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Great Results with Dr. Goorman
"Thank you Dr. Goorman- I was in so much pain before I came to Tucson Orthopaedic Institute. I hated taking pain medication, so Dr. Goorman did injections to my back and they worked so well with the combination of physical therapy. I am very happy..."
-  Joyce Stano ‚ Tucson
 

Ankle Replacement

Similar to replacements in the hip and knee, the purpose of a full Ankle Replacement Surgery is to remove arthritic portions of the ankle joint caused by disease or severe injury, and to implant a device that will help reduce pain and restore mobility to the ankle. During ankle replacement surgery, a portion of the tibia and the top of the talus are removed to allow space for the implant device to cover the bones. Then a plastic bearing is placed in-between the metal components to imitate the natural anatomy and motion of an ankle, allowing continued use of the joint. Click play to see how an ankle replacement surgery is performed in Tucson by orthopedic Foot & Ankle specialists.