Arthritis of the ankle education session offered

For Greene County News

FAIRBORN — Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “Arthritis of the Ankle,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center, 725 University Blvd., on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.

The speaker is Richard T. Laughlin, M.D., chair and professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He also is the director of the foot and ankle service at Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and completed fellowships in foot and ankle trauma, reconstruction and infection.

Laughlin will speak about arthrodesis, surgical immobilization of a joint so that the bones grow solidly together; arthroplasty, ankle replacement done to restore the function of a joint; common causes of chronic and acute pain; fusion versus replacement; and signs and symptoms.

Videos of past sessions may be viewed at To register for the session, contact Amy Leach at or 937-208-2128.

Wright State Physicians Inc. is composed of more than 160 physicians affiliated with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. The group provides primary and specialty care in a wide range of specialized diagnostic and treatment services throughout the Dayton region.

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