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  • End Stage Ankle Arthritis

    End Stage Ankle Arthritis

    Severe ankle joint arthritis is the result of progressive wear and tear of the articular cartilage cushion that lines the ankle joint, which results in bone-on-bone grinding of the joint surface.

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  • Why is Ankle Mobility and Strength Important For Skiing?

    Why is Ankle Mobility and Strength Important For Skiing?

    If you love Skiing and winter is your thing then this article is for you. With the cold season approaching and the slopes of aspen, and telluride opening up it might be time to understand how ankle mobility and strength can help you be a better skier. 

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  • The Art of Being Grateful This Holiday Season.

    The Art of Being Grateful This Holiday Season.

    Christmas can be a fun but also stressful time of year. It’s uber easy to blow your budget, your relatives will frustrate you, and you’ll receive gifts that will probably go straight to Goodwill, and this year in particular this all happens in -2 degree St. Louis weather!

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  • The rise of MMA and Combat Sports Injuries

    The rise of MMA and Combat Sports Injuries

    With the rise of mixed martial arts (MMA), a variety of lower extremity injuries can occur, injuries which are not as frequent as mainstream athletics. The diversity of MMA often means that training can be broken down into different types of training. Some traditional martial artists or kickboxer’s training will involve a series of activities including stretching, basic techniques and combinations, bag and/or pad training, and periodic sparring.

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  • Achilles Tendon Injuries

    Achilles Tendon Injuries

    The Achilles tendon is a fibrous band of tissue that links the muscles in your calf to your heel. The strength and flexibility of this tendon are necessary for all sorts of daily activities, including walking, running, and jumping. The Achilles tendon also bears a significant amount of stress during everyday (and often simple) exercises; therefore, if it becomes swollen or inflamed, one could suffer from tendonitis.

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  • Achilles Tendon Recovery

    Achilles Tendon Recovery

    An Achilles tendon repair reconnects the ends of the broken tendon so that one can use their foot for regular activity. There are two types of surgery. First is when a doctor makes an incision at the back of the leg. Then there is percutaneous surgery, where the doctor uses several smaller cuts and inserts tools to assist in repair.

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  • Achilles Tendon Surgery And What You Need to Know

    Achilles Tendon Surgery And What You Need to Know

    Achilles tendon helps you walk, jump, and run, so injury to it can be quite debilitating. Treatment for an Achilles tendon tear or an Achilles rupture may require surgical intervention by an experienced lower extremity specialist to help restore its function and integrity.

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  • Joint Health and Poor Eating Habits

    Joint Health and Poor Eating Habits

    Obesity, poor diet, and lack of physical activity have become increasingly common in modern societies, resulting in a variety of health problems. One significant consequence of these lifestyle factors is the impact on the knees, hips, and ankle joints. This white paper aims to explore the effects of obesity, poor diet, and physical inactivity on these joints and when surgery should be considered.

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  • Aging and Joint Degradation

    Aging and Joint Degradation

    As we age, our joints experience wear and tear, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. The ankle and knee joints are particularly vulnerable to this age-related degradation, as they bear most of the body’s weight during everyday activities. Joint replacement surgery has become a popular and effective solution to alleviate pain and restore mobility in patients with severe joint damage. This white paper explores how age degrades ankle and knee joints and how joint replacements help to improve quality of life for patients.

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  • Knee Surgery If You’re Over 60

    Knee Surgery If You’re Over 60

    Knee surgery and knee replacement surgery are two different procedures that can be performed to treat knee problems. Knee surgery may involve repairing or reconstructing damaged ligaments, cartilage, or meniscus in the knee. Knee replacement surgery, on the other hand, involves replacing the damaged or worn-out parts of the knee joint with artificial implants.

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