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Archive for October 2017

What is Reconstructive Ankle Surgery?

What is Reconstructive Ankle Surgery? Your feet and ankles are remarkably complex parts of the body. There are several bones, ligaments, muscles, and more which allow you to ambulate through your daily routine. But, these natural wonders don’t always get through the day unharmed. In fact, you might experience an injury which requires reconstructive ankle…

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What is a Bone Fusion for the Ankle?

Bone fusion for the ankle is a surgical procedure. It’s performed on patients with worn out ankle joints. This leads to repeated pain in the foot. In the medical world, this is called “degenerative arthritis,” and as the term states, it only gets worse over time. To treat this, people undergo ankle fusion or what’s…

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Do Torn Ankle Ligaments Require Surgery?

Do Torn Ankle Ligaments Require Surgery? Do torn ankle ligaments require surgery? That’s a question some people have after suffering from ligament damage in their feet and ankles. In some instances, surgery isn’t necessary but in others, it is the only real option. Do Torn Ankle Ligaments Require Surgery? Torn ankle ligaments cause pain, swelling,…

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Can the Ankle Joint be Replaced?

Can the Ankle Joint be Replaced? Can the ankle joint be replaced? Yes, it can be replaced, although, this might not be the best option. When the ankle joint is damaged, there are different options your doctor will talk about. Generally, it’s most desirable to try nonsurgical treatments before jumping right to surgery but in…

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