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Dr.Russell Degroote
(719) 565-0311
212 West 13th Street
Pueblo, CO
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M
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Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Randall W Ellis, DDS
(719) 545-5778
1022 Liberty Ln
Pueblo, CO
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Nile Geoffrey Scott, DDS
(719) 545-2722
1641 Horseshoe Dr
Pueblo, CO
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William Verity Watson, MD
(719) 296-9000
41 Montebello Rd Ste 216
Pueblo, CO
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1974

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Richard G Hamill, MD FACS
1925 E Orman Ave
Pueblo, CO
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Male
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Medical School: Tulane
Graduation Year: 1943

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James Raymond Fowler, MD
(801) 266-9935
1501 Court St
Pueblo, CO
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Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1964

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Richard Benton Schultz, MD
(719) 544-4883
Pueblo, CO
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1991

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Charles Foster Rowland, MD
(303) 232-1111
41 Montebello Rd Ste 216
Pueblo, CO
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1971

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Harold M Frost Jr, MD
(719) 584-7221
PO Box 9000
Pueblo, CO
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1946

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Jan Graham Davis, MD
(719) 564-0390
1925 E Orman Ave Ste 357
Pueblo, CO
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1984

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Ankle Arthroscopy

A Patient's Guide to Ankle Arthroscopy

Introduction

Arthroscopy is a procedure where a small video camera attached to a fiberoptic lens is inserted into the body to allow a physician or surgeon to see without making a large incision. Arthroscopy is now used to evaluate and treat orthopedic problems in many different joints of the body. The ankle joint is one of the common joints that arthroscopy is used to evaluate and treat problems with this minimally invasive technique.

This guide will help you understand

  • what parts of the ankle are treated during ankle arthroscopy
  • what types of conditions are treated with ankle arthroscopy
  • what to expect before and after ankle arthroscopy

Anatomy

What parts of the ankle are involved?

The ankle joint is formed by the connection of three bones. The top of the talus fits inside a socket that is formed by the lower end of the tibia (shinbone) and the fibula (the small bone of the lower leg). The bottom of the talus sits on the heel bone, called the calcaneus.

Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect bones together. Three ligaments make up the lateral ligament complex on the side of the ankle farthest from the other ankle. They are the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL), the calcaneofibular ligament (CFL), and the posterior talofibular ligament (PTFL).

The common ankle sprain, or inversion injury to the ankle, usually involves two ligaments, the ATFL and CFL. Normally, the ATFL keeps the ankle from sliding forward, and the CFL keeps the ankle from rolling inward on its side. On the side of the ankle joint closest to the other foot (the medial side) is another ligament called the deltoid ligament.

The deltoid ligament can be torn, but it is usually torn in a combination of injuries when the ankle is broken; it is uncommon to injure the deltoid ligament alone.

The ankle joint is surrounded by a water tight pocket called the joint capsule. This capsule is formed by ligaments, connective tissue and synovial tissue. When the joint capsule is filled with sterile saline and is distended, the surgeon can insert the arthroscope into the pocket that is formed, turn on the lights and the camera and see inside the ankle joint as if looking into an aquarium. The surgeon can see the structures that are inside the ankle joint including the joint surfaces of the distal tibia, fibula and talus and the synovial lining of the joint.

Rationale

What does my surgeon hope to accomplish?

When ankle arthroscopy first became available it was used primarily to look inside the ankle joint and make a diagnosis. Today, ankle arthroscopy is used to perform a wide range of surgical procedures including confirming a diagnosis, removing loose bodies, removing bone spurs, debriding excess inflamed synovial tissue, and fixing fractures of the joint surface.

Your surgeon's goal is to fix or improve your problem by performing a s...

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