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Durk V Irwin, DDS
(541) 276-7819
610 SW Dorion Ave
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Bradley Scott Adams, MD
(541) 276-4642
1416 SE Ct
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1996

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Thomas William Huff
(503) 494-8991
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Todd William Ulmer, MD
(503) 253-1223
10101 SE Main St Ste 3008
Portland, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1990

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Rodney Phillip Wigle, MD
(541) 388-0673
1693 SW Chandler Ave Ste 250
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1977

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Charles Thomas Weeks, MD
(541) 276-4642
1416 SE Court Ave
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, Or
Group Practice: Eastern Oregon Orthopaedic

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Michael M Ivanitsky, MD
541-271-2171 x277
600 Ranch Rd
Reedsport, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1993

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Anthony Ivar Colorito, MD
(503) 224-8399
1515 NW 18th Third Fl
Portland, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1994

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James R Degge, MD FACS
50 Ruby Ave
Eugene, OR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple
Graduation Year: 1943

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Mark O Shoger, DDS
(503) 663-0415
14780 SW Osprey Dr Ste 345
Beaverton, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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