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Dean M Bartlett, DDS
(518) 793-8511
500 Glen St
Glens Falls, NY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas J Eigo, DDS
(518) 793-5138
516 Glen St
Glens Falls, NY
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Carol Sturges Fisher, MD
(518) 793-5601
68 Quaker Rd
Queensbury, NY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1985

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Ronald Joseph Del Signore, DMD
(518) 793-0222
453 Dixon Rd
Glens Falls, NY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William S Bronk, MD
(518) 793-9717
Queensbury, NY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Joseph Louis Quellman, MD
(518) 798-1288
484 Glen St
Glens Falls, NY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1970

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John P Lawrence, DDS
(518) 747-6796
324 Main St
Hudson Falls, NY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Douglas P Kirkpatrick
(518) 793-9156
25 Willowbrook Road
Queensbury, NY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark Taylor Kircher, MD
(518) 793-9156
25 Willowbrook Rd Ste 2
Queensbury, NY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1987

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Mark T Kircher
(518) 793-9156
25 Willowbrook Road
Queensbury, NY
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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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