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James Walter Ballrick, DDS
(440) 331-5450
21851 Center Ridge Rd Ste 405
Rocky River, OH
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert M Coale, MD
19349 Riverwood Ave
Rocky River, OH
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Larry Gene Lika, DO
(216) 444-2200
2709 Franklin Blvd Ste E6
Cleveland, OH
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1987

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Robert Curtis Corn
(440) 646-9636
5885 Landerbrook Dr
Mayfield Heights, OH
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Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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J Michael Vento, MD
(440) 943-5926
6770 Mayfield Rd Ste 449
Mayfield Heights, OH
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1984

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Nawaf Abdullah Masri, DDS
(734) 261-8860
Rocky River, OH
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mark Schickendantz, MD
Cleveland, OH
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Orthopaedic Sugeon

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Karl S Alfred, MD FACS
Pepper Pike, OH
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Male
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Medical School: State Univ(nyc)
Graduation Year: 1942

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Eric S Lawrence, DDS
(440) 449-1550
6801 Mayfield Rd Ste 333
Cleveland, OH
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William Henry Seitz Jr, MD
(216) 363-2331
1730 W 25th St
Cleveland, OH
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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