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What is ankle osteoarthritis like?

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When you have ankle osteoarthritis, you might have inflammation or swelling of the joint that connects your foot with the lower part of your leg.

From: How Osteoarthritis Hurts Ankles WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle," "Orthopaedics."

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: "Ankle Arthritis," "Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle."

CDC: "Arthritis."

Farshid Guilak, PhD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Matthew M. Roberts, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City.

University of Washington Medicine Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: "Ankle Arthritis."

Valderrabano, V. , July 2009. Clinical Orthopedics & Related Research

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 16, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle," "Orthopaedics."

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: "Ankle Arthritis," "Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle."

CDC: "Arthritis."

Farshid Guilak, PhD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Matthew M. Roberts, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City.

University of Washington Medicine Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: "Ankle Arthritis."

Valderrabano, V. , July 2009. Clinical Orthopedics & Related Research

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 16, 2017

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