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Edward G Alexander Jr., MD
(703) 461-7100
4801 Kenmore Ave
Alexandria, VA
Business
Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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James E Callan MD
(301) 891-6130
7610 Carroll Ave
Takoma Park, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Jeffrey Dennis Sabloff, MD
(301) 856-1682
8926 Woodyard Rd Ste 701
Clinton, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1969

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Said Edward Said, MD
(304) 264-1247
7700 Old Branch Ave
Clinton, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1969

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Jefferey Dennis Sabloff
(301) 856-1682
8926 Woodyard Road
Clinton, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery

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David C Johnson, MD
(202) 291-9266
106 Irving St NW
Washington, DC
Business
National Orthopedics PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Dennis Angelo Carlini, MD
(301) 856-1682
8926 Woodyard Rd Ste 701
Clinton, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dennis Angelo Carlini
(301) 856-1682
8926 Woodyard Road
Clinton, MD
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Francis D Fowler, MD FACS
9135 Piscataway Rd
Clinton, MD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown
Graduation Year: 1954

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Chester Anthony DiLallo
(301) 856-1682
8926 Woodyard Road
Clinton, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery

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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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