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Stay in Motion: Relieve Neck and Back Pain

December 18, 2014
Don't let pain in your back stop you from being active and enjoying the things you love to do. Dr. Stephen Hanks, Tucson Orthopaedic…
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Is your child's backpack weighing them down?

November 10, 2010
Dr. Brian Nielsen, a local pediatric orthopedist with Tucson Orthopaedic Institute says your kid's backpack should not weigh more than 15…
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"I have been a patient of Dr. Parseghian for a few years and every time I visit Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, it is always a great experience. From the people at the admissions desk to all of the people who work with Dr. Parseghian. Tucson Orthopaedi..."
-  Donal Drayne ‚ 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.