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Joseph C Wu, MD
(203) 752-3100
60 Temple St
New Haven, CT
Business
Center for Orthopaedics PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Dr.Paul H Zimmering
(203) 235-3347
455 Lewis Ave # 101
Meriden, CT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Paul Straznicky, MD
(860) 628-2046
55 Meriden Ave Ste 1C
Southington, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1975

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Leonard Allen Kolstad, MD
(203) 265-3280
85 Barnes Rd Ste 303
Wallingford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1976

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Kenneth Accousti, MD
(973) 758-1946
775 Shuttle Meadow Rd
Southington, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jon Christopher Driscoll, MD
(203) 265-3280
455 Lewis Ave
Meriden, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1995

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Leonard A Kolstad
(203) 265-3280
85 Barnes Rd
Wallingford, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Paul Dudek, MD
(203) 265-3280
85 Barnes Rd
Wallingford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1982

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Paul H Zimmering
(203) 265-3280
85 Barnes Rd
Wallingford, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Balazs Bela Somogyi
(203) 271-0659
10 George Ave
Cheshire, CT
Specialty
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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