Orthopedic Ankle Surgery Sharpsburg GA

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James R Long, DMD
(770) 461-9642
84 Jefferson Pkwy Ste B
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael Vincent Cushing, MD
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1996

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Chad Michael Kessler, MD
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1992

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Michael Paul Gruber, MD
770-502-21758
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1989

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Steven Merritt Wanderman
(770) 631-6410
211 Prime Point
Peachtree City, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael Alan Burke, MD
Peachtree City, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1991

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George M Ballantyne, MD
(770) 502-2158
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1983

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Bruce P Mc Coy, DDS
(770) 304-0333
Bldg C Ste A 2959 Sharpsburg Mccullum Rd
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Chad M Kessler
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Steven M. Wanderman
(770) 631-6410
211 Prime Pt
Peachtree City, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Piedmont Fayette
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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