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Whitney Stewart Robinson, MD
(406) 238-5200
2702 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1986

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Curtis R Settergren
(406) 238-6540
2900 12th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David William Shenton Jr, MD
(406) 238-6700
2900 12th Ave N Ste 100E
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1981

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Robert Steven Schultz, MD
(406) 238-5200
2702 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1980

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James S Elliott
(406) 238-6540
2900 12th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffrey Norman Hansen, MD
(406) 245-5688
1139 N 27th St Ste C2
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1980

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Willard Hull
(406) 238-2500
2702 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gregory S McDowell
(406) 238-6540
2900 12th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Willard John Hull, MD
(406) 238-5200
2702 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1970

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Perry M Berg, MD
(406) 245-3149
2900 12th Ave N Ste 140W
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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