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What's New in Foot and Ankle Surgery?

November 20, 2014
Learn about the advances in non-surgical and surgical procedures for treatment of foot and ankle conditions like plantar fasciitis,…
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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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Your Team Made it Very Easy
"Dr. Katz, I want to express my thanks for the great job you did on my latest hip replacement. I have not needed any pain meds since the trip home, and the pain level is much less than prior to the operation. You and his team made it very easy in ev..."
-  W.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.