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Staying Active with Back Pain

July 30, 2014
Don't let a sore back stop you from doing what you enjoy. Dr. Stephen Hanks, spine surgeon, will discuss back injuries and common…
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2010 and Prior

Don't blow it: Strengthen Muscles that Support the Knees

May 12, 2008
"One of the most dreaded mishaps in sports, from pickup basketball to the NFL, is the knee injury. It can start you on the cycle of pain,…
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Thankful for my TucsonOrtho Team
"A severe accident left me with several big-time skeletal issues (broken leg and vertebra) that have compounded themselves over my 85 years, and led to others that gradually and painfully revealed themselves – rotator cuffs, etc. I am thankful that th..."
-  Martha H. ‚ 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.