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Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement: What is Anterior Approach?

September 11, 2014
Learn about causes of hip pain, including arthritis, and how to regain movement and activity through non-surgical, and surgical treatment…
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TOI Docs in Haiti Helping Fix Broken Bones

January 29, 2010
Tucson Docs in Haiti Helping Fix Broken Bones - Nation Desperate for Medical Help, so TOI Docs Step Up.…
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Testimonials

Hip Replacement #2 - No Pain
"For 3 years I couldn’t walk without pain. On Aug. 14, 2012, I had a hip replacement. In 3 days I was doing all my work at home, taking care of house and husband. On Dec. 4, 2012, I had a second one done. After 2 days, I was home doing all my hou..."
-  Pat Youell ‚ 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.