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Total Ankle Replacement Surgery

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As weight-bearing structures your feet and ankles are susceptible to all types of acute or chronic injuries. People with severe ankle pain from arthritis may be candidates for a total ankle joint replacement surgery.

Anterior Approach for Total Hip Joint Replacement Surgery

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Dr. Mark Channer now offers his patients the option of Anterior Approach for hip joint replacement surgery. This approach uses a small incision at the front (anterior) of the hip to access the hip joint. In this surgery the damaged hip socket and ball of the the femur (thighbone) are replaced by implants to minimize hip pain and restore range of motion in the hip joint.

When should I have total joint surgery on my knee?

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Based upon your history, x-rays and physical exam, your orthopedic surgeon can make some general recommendations. However, you will know when the time is right for you. We will ask you to decide if your discomfort, stiffness, and inability to perform tasks justify undergoing surgery. There is no harm in waiting to have surgery if conservative, non-operative methods can adequately control your discomfort. When your knee pain is stopping you from doing the things you love, may be the right time.

Osteoarthritis of the shoulder

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Osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint is a condition that destroys the smooth outer covering (cartilage) of the bone. As the cartilage wears away, it becomes frayed and rough, and the protective space between the bones decreases. During movement, the bones of the joint rub against each other, causing pain.

Get to know your Doc!

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Dr. Gary Willstein is a board certified, fellowship trained Orthopedic Physician who specializes in total joint replacement of the hip, knee and shoulder, sports medicine, fracture care and general orthopedics. Dr. Willstein brings years of orthopedic experience to the team at Missoula Bone & Joint.

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