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Dr.William Rice
(662) 840-5747
4381 S Eason Blvd # 303
Tupelo, MS
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Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: North Mississippi Med Ctr, Tupelo, Ms
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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F Mitchell Massey
(662) 844-5330
4381 S Eason Blvd
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Lafayette White, MD
(662) 844-8699
1464 Medical Park Cir
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1984

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Nels Wallace Thorderson
(662) 840-5747
4381 S Eason Blvd
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Stephen R Southworth, MD
(662) 840-5747
4381 S Eason Blvd Ste 303
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: North Mississippi Med Ctr, Tupelo, Ms; Gilmore Memorial Hospital, Amory, Ms
Group Practice: North Ms Sports Medicine Clnc

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James Lafayette White
(662) 844-8699
1464 Medical Park Cir
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Earl Emerson Whitwell, MD
(662) 842-6364
4381 S Eason Blvd Ste 102
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1968

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Stephen Robert Southworth
(662) 840-5747
4381 S Eason Blvd
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Louis Rice, MD
(662) 840-5747
4381 S Eason Blvd Ste 303
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: North Mississippi Med Ctr, Tupelo, Ms
Group Practice: North MS Sports Medicine Clnc

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William Parks Pillow
(662) 377-6700
808 Garfield St
Tupelo, MS
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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