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Total Ankle Replacement: Everything You Need to Know
Millions of men and women in the U.S. suffer from arthritis, a painful condition that develops when the surfaces of the joints begin to break down, increasing friction inside the joint and leading to chronic and often debilitating pain. While arthritis can occur in any joint, the ankle is a common site since this joint is tasked with supporting the weight of the body through a wide range of motions each and every day.
Arthritis can occur in different ways. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition caused by wear and tear that develops over time, becoming much more common with age. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the healthy tissue lining the surfaces of the joint. Post-traumatic arthritis is another common type of arthritis that develops after the joint has been injured. No matter what their underlying causes, all types of arthritis result in the destruction of the joint surface over time.
This eBook covers:
Symptoms of Ankle Arthritis
Frequently Asked Questions
How To Select a Surgeon