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Ankle Joint Anatomy

What is the Ankle Fusion?

Ankle fusion refers to the surgical removal of cartilage and diseased bones from the joint and the fusion (growing) of these bones into one unit. Good cartilage forms the joint and allows for painless movement between bones. While damaged and/or diseased cartilage may allow for some motion, this motion can be very painful and can even lead to disability. There are three types of bones…
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Will I get Arthritis?

There are many types of arthritis. The most common include osteoarthritis (also known as rheumatoid arthritis), gout (also known as gout), and rheumatoid. While there is no way to eliminate the possibility of developing any of these types of arthritis, heredity can play a role in some cases. The first thing you should do is determine which type of arthritis you are at risk for.…
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Are there Natural Cures for Gout?

Gout is one of over 100 forms of arthritis. It is caused by high blood levels of uric acids. Gouty arthritis, also known as gout, is characterized by severe and sudden attacks of pain, swelling and redness. Women who are post-menopausal may be at greater risk of developing this type of rheumatoid arthritis. Gout is most common in middle-aged men between the ages 40 and…