Severe arthritis of the ankle joint is the result of progressive wearing down of the articular cartilage cushion that lines the joint, ultimately creating bone-on-bone grinding. End-stage arthritis results in pain, combined with loss of function and mobility – severely limiting normal activity. When this end stage is reached and non-operative options (such as medication, injections, and bracing) have been exhausted, patients are presented with two methods of surgical treatment.


“End-Stage Arthritis of the Ankle”

In my nearly twenty-five years of orthopaedic practice, almost every patient referred to me with shoulder pain comes to my office with some form of fear about having a torn rotator cuff. Thankfully, not every aching shoulder is caused by a torn rotator cuff (RC), but it is common for the presence of a torn rotator cuff to cause pain.


““Doc, my Shoulder Hurts…is it my Rotator Cuff?””

Total Joint Trek 2018

by Austin Wolf - Posted on Jul 24, 2018

Join us at Wesselman Park on September 8, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. for the second annual Total Joint Trek. The walk is free for all joint replacement patients and $10 for family and friends. The registration form can be turned in to any ProRehab or Tri-State Orthopaedics location. To find out more about the event, visit http://www.totaljointtrek.com/.