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2010 and Prior

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute Surgeons Provide Medical Aid in Haiti

January 25, 2010
Surgeons Eric. P. Anctil, Russell G. Cohen, and Joel R. Goode are responding to the call for desperately needed orthopaedic care for the…
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Testimonials

Thank You Dr. Hanks
"In October of 2013, Dr. Stephen Hanks performed back surgery on my old and worn spine. He realigned and fused several vertebrae, and trimmed bone which allowed the sciatic nerve room without the extreme pain from pinching. Dr. Hanks literally saved m..."
-  Linda Bryant ‚ Ramah
 

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.