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ankle replacement
Posted by: Linda Spugnardi
Date: February 28, 2000 3:08 PM

I am considering a total ankle replacement...the Agility Total Ankle system from Depuy. There are other devices available. Do you have comparative information?

ankle replacement
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, MD
Date: February 29, 2000 2:46 PM

Go to and enter (with quotation marks) "total ankle replacement"

ankle replacement
Posted by: Linda Spugnardi
Date: February 29, 2000 6:13 PM

Thanks for the search info. I can refine my question. With at least 3 total replacement devices (agility, star, and Dr. Feldman's--Papas?) it is unclear if any opinions as to which device is best. Are they all equally effective, is one better that the other? The review focus on the bone growth with the new devices and not on the differences in the devices themselves.

ankle replacement
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, MD
Date: March 1, 2000 6:04 PM

Sorry, I can't help you there. Perhaps you should find a physical therapist with this kind of specialized practical experience. I would start by calling around to rehabilitation centers and ask for such a person.

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