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Mercer T Bridges, MD FACS
618 Bramble Rd
North Augusta, SC
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Medical School: Georgia
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Joseph Paul Rectenwald
(706) 722-3401
811 13th St
Augusta, GA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Tyler Gunderson, MD
(706) 721-1633
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
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Orthopedics
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Timothy R Young, DO
(706) 721-2318
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
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Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1976

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Paul James Herzwurm, MD
(706) 722-3401
811 13th St Bldg 3 Ste 20
Augusta, GA
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Orthopedics
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1986

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Styles Leslie Bertrand, MD
(706) 721-2849
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
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Orthopedics
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Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1980
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Hospital: Medical College Of Georgia Hos, Augusta, Ga
Group Practice: Medical College Of Ga

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Leroy Robert Fullerton Jr, MD
(706) 722-3401
811 13th St Bldg 3 Ste 20
Augusta, GA
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Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1975

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Stephen Bramblett Johnson
(706) 721-1633
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Randall Miller Meredith
(706) 722-3401
811 13th St
Augusta, GA
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Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Henry John Iwinski, MD
(706) 721-2849
1120 15th St Dept Ortho
Augusta, GA
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Orthopedics
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Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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