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Ankle Joint Implant by Northcoast Footcare Facebook Posted Wed 20 Jan 2010 10:09pm Ankle joint replacements are becoming more common with almost 4,500 patients expecting to undergo ankle joint replacement this year. The most common reason for ankle joint replacement is arthritis. The number of patients with traumatic arthritis has decreased as the techniques for fixating ankle fractures has improved dramaticall ... Read on »
Make Your Best Better... by Doug K. Patient Expert Posted Sun 20 Feb 2011 4:30pm Well, it's here. I've been talking about this for a few weeks and my new project is off the ground. It's called Fusion . And I would love for all of you who enjoy the View to sign up for my posts and newsletter from Fusion. And, you'll get a free e-book too. But you might be wondering, "What exactly is Fusion and i ... Read on »
OsteoArthritis or OA - what is it? by VidyaSury Facebook Posted Sun 06 Jun 2010 12:00am Arthritis is a general term that means inflammation in joints. Osteoarthritis , also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis . It is associated with a breakdown of cartilage in joints and can occur in almost any joint in the body. It most commonly occurs in the weight bearing joints of the hips, knee ... Read on »
“The Toils We Put Ourselves Through!” by Lynn Bering Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 27 May 2009 10:49pm Three days. That’s all the time I took off from exercise, but it feels like it’s been three weeks. 60 may be the new 40, but for me, 45 is the new 80! Combine the last five days’ tension, excitement and lack of sleep with a literal pain in ass (damn sciatica), the elliptical, arc trainer and a 19-month-old and you get one achy Grammy Lynn (emp ... Read on »
The 5 Most Stupid Things I Didn't Do Early in My Career: Part 1 by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Oct 2010 3:00am We all make mistakes.  We’ve all done stupid things.  But since we don’t always learn from these mistakes, part of the motivating factor behind this website is to share with you some of MY mistakes so YOU can learn from them, especially for the students and new graduates.  Recently I had been talking with some of my friends about some of ... Read on »
Treatments for ankle arthritis including ankle replacement by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Thu 09 Feb 2012 8:45am This article by an expert in total ankle replacement discusses the latest treatment options for ankle arthritisInflammation of one or more joints of the body., an increasingly common condition. This will be of interest to anyone who suffers from pain in t ... Read on »
What is a "Sausage Toe"? by Dr. Marybeth Crane Facebook Posted Tue 22 Sep 2009 12:56pm A patient came in the other day with a swollen tip of her second toe. She also had a funny looking, thick toenail and really thought that was the cause of her pain and swelling. She related that she had been experiencing throbbing pain, redness and swelling for several months in just the tip of the toe. It had never spread or gotten much worse. S ... Read on »
Relief for Ankylosing Spondylitis by Seth Roberts .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 15 Jun 2009 4:11pm 1 Comment Ankylosing spondylitis is a kind of arthritis with puzzling symptoms all over the body. Its main symptom is back vertebrae fusing together; ankloysis is stiffening or fusion of a joint. To read Wikipedia you’d think it can only be treated with dangerous drugs that don’t work very well. I recently learned from someone with the condition that it ... Read on »
ProDisc two-level disc replacement viable alternative to spinal fusion by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 27 May 2011 12:00am - When two adjacent discs in the low back wear out, become compressed and cause unmanageable pain, numbness or other symptoms, replacement with artificial discs can be a viable alternative to standard fusion surgery, based on t ... Read on »
Dirty Dishes Are Cool… by A Girl & Her Mutt Posted Mon 09 May 2011 8:13pm Look what showed up in my yard this weekend! April showers bring awesome May flowers! Don’t these remind you of some pink haired cartoon character? I feel like I know this woman from somewhere! Despite the beautiful flowers in my yard, there has been a bit too much rain for my taste. Whats up with the weather Bo ... Read on »