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Robotic Knee Resurfacing: Advancements in Joint Pain Treatment

April 24, 2014
Join Kevin Bowers, M.D., Tucson Orthopaedic Institute surgeon, for a FREE seminar to learn how partial knee resurfacing can reduce or…
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New knee replacement done at St. Mary's

December 3, 2010
TUCSON - Knee replacement is a common surgery these days. Now a Tucson doctor is using technology he says makes placement of an artificial…
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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.