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Back Pain? Understanding Joint Disorders of the Spine

September 25, 2014
Join Steven Zeiller, M.D., as he discusses common forms of degenerative spine disorders. Dr. Zeiller will present treatment options to help…
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Edward P. Petrow, D.O. Joins Tucson Orthopaedic Institute

February 1, 2010
(February 1, 2010 / Tucson AZ) Orthopaedic surgeon Edward P. Petrow, Jr. D.O., has joined Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, a leading provider…
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Brent Walker is a Wonderful PA!
"We wanted to get our son in to see Dr. Housman, who takes care of my husband’s knees. The scheduler asked if we would like to see Dr. Housman's PA, Brent Walker, who could see us faster than Dr. Housman. We said that would be okay. Mr. Walker was..."
-  Jennifer ‚ 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.