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Paul H Gislason, MD FACS
(507) 388-6265
PO Box 4369
Mankato, MN
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Medical School: Maryland
Graduation Year: 1952

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Gene Earl Swanson
(507) 386-6600
1431 Premier Dr
Mankato, MN
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Paul Curtis Matson, MD
(507) 386-6600
PO Box 4369
Mankato, MN
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Immanuel -St Josephs Hospital, Mankato, Mn
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Fracture Clnc Pa

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Gene Earl Swanson, MD
(507) 386-6600
1431 Premiere Dr
Mankato, MN
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1966
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Hospital: Immanuel -St Josephs Hospital, Mankato, Mn; Waseca Area Med Ctr, Waseca, Mn
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Fracture Clnc Pa

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John Adolph Springer
(507) 386-6600
1431 Premier Dr
Mankato, MN
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Scott Robert Stevens
(507) 386-6600
1431 Premier Drive
Mankato, MN
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Orthopedic Surgery

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R Wynn Kearney, MD
(507) 386-6600
PO Box 4369
Mankato, MN
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1967

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Scott Robert Stevens, MD
(507) 386-6600
PO Box 4369
Mankato, MN
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1993

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John Adolph Springer, MD
(507) 388-6265
PO Box 4369
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1986

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Edwin Dexter Harrington
(507) 386-6600
1431 Premier Drive
Mankato, MN
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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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