Dr. Horton describes the causes of ankle arthritis.
Well, typically when people get arthritis of the ankle it’s from one of three major areas. The most common is post-traumatic arthritis, a person who has had a fracture or dislocation or chronic instability of their ankle over time and then their joint has deteriorated. Another group is idiopathic arthritis or osteoarthritis in which a cause is not readily identified, but occurs slowly over time. And then the third category would be an inflammatory type of arthritis such as a rheumatic arthritis.
About Dr. Horton, M.D.:
Dr. Eric R. Horton, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in lower extremity conditions and ankle and foot reconstruction at Alvarado Orthopedic Medical Group. He has almost ten years of private practice experience in treating a wide range of adult, juvenile, and childhood orthopedic disorders including trauma, sports injuries, arthritis, leg deformities, and other musculoskeletal conditions of the body.
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