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Christopher Kontogianis, MD
(509) 586-2828
911 S Washington St Ste B
Kennewick, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1987

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Timothy Shane Shaw, MD
216 W 10th Ave
Kennewick, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 2000

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Heather Phipps
(509) 586-2828
911 S Washington St
Kennewick, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Arthur Edward Thiel, MD
(509) 586-2828
911 S Washington St Ste B
Kennewick, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dexter Bryson Brown, DDS
(509) 735-7591
306 N Delaware St
Kennewick, WA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Arthur Thiel
(509) 586-2828
911 S Washington St
Kennewick, WA
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Thomas Burgdorff
(509) 586-2828
911 S Washington St
Kennewick, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark Palit
(509) 586-2828
911 S Washington St
Kennewick, WA
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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David Walther Fischer, MD
(509) 586-8686
711 S Auburn St Ste F
Kennewick, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1977

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Robert Bruce Salisbury, MD
(562) 920-4321
5219 W Clearwater Ave Ste 6
Kennewick, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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