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Robert Joseph Bendzak, DDS
(425) 486-5033
6503 NE 181st St
Kenmore, WA
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Bruce Arthur Rolfe
(425) 899-6060
12303 Ne 130th Ln Ste 220
Kirkland, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Steven Thomas Bramwell
(425) 820-1221
12707 120th Ave Ne
Kirkland, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Jeffrey Seung Roh, MD
12333 NE 130th Ln Ste 400
Kirkland, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1998

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Matthew Christian Oseto
(425) 899-6060
12303 Ne 130th Ln Ste 220
Kirkland, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Floyd Green, MD
(425) 823-4000
12911 120th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1972

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James Arthur Champoux, MD
(425) 823-4000
12911 120th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1978

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Edward R North
(425) 823-4244
12911 120th Ave Ne
Kirkland, WA
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Jeffrey L Stickney
(425) 823-4000
12911 120th Ave Ne
Kirkland, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Eugene Hall
(425) 899-6333
12911 120th Ave Ne
Kirkland, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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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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