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Rehabilitation

Ankle joint replacement

02/27/2007

Question:

I have an old motorcyle injury (30 years)and limited ROM of the ankle and severe arthristis and at last x-ray about 3 years ago had about 1/2 inch of joint left. I`m waiting as long as possible before I go for an ankle joint replacment. Would it be adviseable to seek a physiatrists as well as a orhopedic surgeron?

Answer:

Yes; the surgeon can help to perform/organize the surgery while the physiatrist can organize the rehabilitative aspects.

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Response by:

Stephen J Page, PhD Stephen J Page, PhD
Director of Research, Associate Professor
Drake Center
University of Cincinnati