Thomas Clanton MD was named as one of the top 10 most influential healthcare experts leading the online conversations about osteoarthritis by Sharecare. This is an online health and wellness engagement platform founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and WebMD founder Jeff Arnold. Members of this list are among the most influential people in health and wellness on the web and are driving conversations on many healthcare topics. They address a wide range of issues within a specific health and wellness area while demonstrating consistent impact across multiple interactive channels, such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder and is caused by a degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. Today, more than twenty-seven million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis. It is predicted that in 2020 forty million Americans will suffer from osteoarthritis.
Dr. Clanton is the Director of Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. One of his specialties is the treatment of ankle arthritis and osteoarthritis. He is a pioneer in ankle replacement surgery with the development of the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement, known as STAR. Dr. Clanton is notably one of the most experienced surgeons in using ankle replacement as a treatment for severe arthritis.
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