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Cyril E Shea Jr, MD
(413) 739-3151
66 Morgan Rd
West Springfield, MA
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1950

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Steven M Wenner
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard J Fingeroth
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Alan Howard Bullock
(413) 746-9142
3455 Main Street
Springfield, MA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Lois Ann Nichols, MD
(413) 233-1106
300 Birnie Ave Ste 201
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1999

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Robert Jeffrey Krushell, MD
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1981

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Martin J Luber
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph Henry Sklar, MD
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1979

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Bennett S Burns
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Robert Corsetti, MD
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave Ste 201
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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