Orthopedic Ankle Surgery Auburn WA

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Roger Michael Blauvelt, MD
(425) 235-9981
122 3rd St NE
Auburn, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Chriss Cancro
122 3rd Street Northeast
Auburn, WA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Wilbur Gene Sandbulte, MD
(253) 833-7750
122 3rd St NE
Auburn, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr.Robert Carlson
(253) 833-7750
122 3rd Street Northeast
Auburn, WA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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David Lee Turpin, DDS
(253) 833-5455
1268 E Main St
Auburn, WA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Karl L Singer
(253) 833-7750
122 3rd St Ne
Auburn, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Bruce R Molen, DDS
(253) 939-2552
1110 Harvey Rd
Auburn, WA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Andelle Teng
(253) 833-7750
122 3rd Street Northeast
Auburn, WA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Heather A M Woloshyn, DDS
(253) 833-5455
1268 E Main St
Auburn, WA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Brereton Bruce Strafford, MD
(425) 235-9981
122 3rd St NE
Auburn, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1986

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Ankle Joint Replacement Measures Up

The results of ankle replacement are better than ever. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found a way to measure true ankle motion to prove this.

Until now, other studies reported measures of the ankle, midfoot, and hind foot motion. True ankle joint motion is measured where the tibia (lower leg bone) meets the talus. The talus forms the lower part of the ankle dome. The point where these bones meet is the tibiotalar joint.

The ankle has several different motions. Normal ankle motion allows the foot to point down a full 50 degrees. This motion is called plantarflexion. Pulling the toes up toward the face is called dorsiflexion. Most adults can dorsiflex about 20 degrees. Both motions are needed for walking and going up and down stairs.

In this study, all ankles were X-rayed with the patient in the standing position. A second X-ray was taken from the side with the ankle in both full dorsiflexion and full plantarflexion. X-rays were taken before and after the joint replacement. This method allowed researchers to detect motion at the true ankle joint.

Everyone got the same type of ankle implant, called the Agility Ankle. Results of this study showed that patients had five degrees more true tibiotalar motion after the operation. This was enough motion to allow the patients to walk normally. There were still some problems going up and down stairs.

The authors think patients should be told before the surgery that the benefit is mostly pa...

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