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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

Tucson orthopaedic practice sweeps best doctors list.

December 30, 2010
Thirty-one physicians selected to peer-reviewed database of excellence. (Complete article…)…
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Testimonials

Scott D. Goorman, M.D.
"Please allow me to express my heart-felt thanks to you for giving your service to me during the time I was in great pain in my back. You are a great doctor and the best part about all of it was the sincerity that you and your staff had. Dr. Scott G..."
-  Phyllis A. Yruegas ‚ 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.