Corbin native performing state-of-the-art ankle replacement surgery
The Corbin News Journal
February 03, 2016

Scott Quillen, a 55-year-old retired Air Force Master Sergeant, was ready to have his right leg amputated from the knee down due to excruciating ankle pain that had been developing from a motorcycle accident several years ago. Since the accident, he had undergone surgical treatment, cortisone shots and taken pain medication, but nothing seemed to help.

Dr. Collin Ball, a podiatric surgeon with KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Associates, felt Quillen qualified as a good candidate for the INBONE® Total Ankle System procedure. Dr. Ball explains how the procedure and INBONE® Total Ankle System work, and finds it to be one of the top-of-the-line replacements. He explains how the device is being refined and upgraded, patient recovery time is a lot quicker, it preserves range of motion, and it allows a patient to continue to do most of their daily activities.

Since the surgery, Quillen sees receiving the INBONE® Total Ankle System as a blessing. Pre-surgery he dreaded getting out of bed, and now he is back to doing everything he loved to do, including walking 5k’s on the treadmill three times a week.

The opinions of Dr. Ball and Scott Quillen are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Any results are specific to this particular individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

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Segment: Ankle Replacement
Radio Health Journal
January 10, 2016

Dr. Simon Lee from Rush University Medical Center and Midwest Orthopedics in Chicago, Ill., discusses the evolution of total ankle replacements, and their recent increase in popularity as the technology and design has advanced, due in part to the evolution and from lessons learned from other joint replacement procedures like the knee and hip. He explains how ankle arthritis, mostly as a result of an injury, is extremely painful and one of the main reasons for patients to look to ankle replacement as a form of pain relief while retaining foot mobility. The previous standard of care included ankle fusion which greatly limits a patient’s mobility and can result in pain or arthritis developing in other parts of the body, such as the back.

Dr. Lee’s patient, Robert Corwin, was experiencing increasing ankle pain and was at the point that it was almost impossible to walk. Mr. Corwin explains that as an active judo instructor in Yorkville, Ill, having the ankle replacement surgery was the best option for him as it eliminated the pain, but also allowed him to keep his mobility and flexibility.

As patients go into recovery after the procedure, Dr. Lee outlines the time frame of being able to move the ankle within the first 6-8 week in physical therapy, and are about 3-4 months away from fully weight bearing and being able to do their routine actives.

The opinions of Dr. Lee are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Any results are specific to this particular individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

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Grandma’s Ankle Replacement Helps Her Return to the Court
KGW-TV (NBC, Portland)
December 03, 2015

Mary Davis injured her ankle while playing basketball in high school and it was never the same. It wasn’t treated properly, and years later, Mary’s ankle deteriorated to the point where she couldn’t participate in activities with her grandchildren due to the pain.

Dr. Kelly McCormick of Hope Orthopedics in Salem, Ore., recommended the INBONE® Total Ankle System, and now Mary can play basketball with her grandchildren and get back on the tennis courts that she loves with no pain. Dr. McCormick explains that ankle replacements have improved based on key learnings from knee and hip replacements over the years, and although it is a very complex procedure, it has enabled Mary to live a life without pain.

The opinions of Dr. McCormick and Mary Davis are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Any results are specific to this particular individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

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From the community: Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Returns Skier to the Slopes
Chicago Tribune
November 23, 2015

Aspiring skiing Olympian, Cathy Smithers, sustained multiple fractures to the tibia and fibula of her right leg before the age of 19 and forcing her to cease participating in the sport altogether or risk injury and never being able to walk again.

Cathy tried to keep a positive attitude after having to stop skiing and began working with special needs children—but she continued to experience pain in her ankle that progressively got worse as she got older. Smithers consulted with multiple doctors until she scheduled an appointment with Dr. Steven Haddad of IBJI in Glenview, Ill. Dr. Haddad rebuilt her foot and performed a total ankle replacement. Smithers is now able to return to the slopes 50 years later and ski with her grandchildren.

The opinions of Dr. Haddad and Cathy Smithers are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Any results are specific to this particular individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

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Getting Back on Their Feet
The Health Journal
November 13, 2015

Williamsburg, Virginia residents Elaine Evans and Vivian Stull share their personal stories of living with long-standing ankle pain. Sixty-nine year old Elaine received a steroid injection in her ankle which led to decades of deterioration. Vivian struggled to do even the simplest tasks like grocery shopping due to her severe genetic arthritis. Both consulted several physicians who discussed ankle fusion as a method to end their long-term, nagging ankle pain. Neither was thrilled with this option given the limited mobility that would result. They thought they were out of options until consulting Dr. Matthew Hopson, an ankle specialist at TPMG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Tidewater Orthopaedics. Dr. Hopson determined that both women were candidates for total ankle replacement procedures.

After receiving their total ankle replacements, Elaine and Vivian are both now living pain-free and are able to reassume their active lifestyles.

The opinions of Dr. Hopson, Elaine Evans and Vivian Stull are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Any results are specific to these particular individuals only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery. Please consult your doctor to discuss whether surgery is right for you.

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Great Strides in Ankle Replacement Surgery
WAFF-TV (NBC, Decatur, Ala.)
October 29, 2015

Dr. Justin Daigre, orthopedic surgeon with the Surgery Center of Decatur (Decatur, Ala.) was featured in a segment discussing ankle replacement options and the progress the procedure has made over the years. The story focused on the advancement in technology for joint replacement and how ankle replacements are now an option for patients with severe arthritic or problematic ankles.

Dr. Daigre explains that while reliable, ankle fusion procedures reduce range of motion. Like with a knee replacement the surgeon looks for bone on bone degeneration during an X-ray consultation. He states if a patient’s ankle is bone on bone they may be a candidate for total ankle replacement. According to Dr. Daigre “The ideal patient would be someone who is a little bit older, but is still active. It’s that patient that wants to reserve their motion so they can still do those activities.”

The opinions of Dr. Daigre are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Any results are specific to this particular individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

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Total Ankle Replacement Gives Local Resident New Lease on Life
Chicago Tribune
September 29, 2015

Grayslake Ill, resident, Dan Chesman, shares his personal story of living with ankle pain and complications for over 40 years, after shattering his right ankle in the 1970s during a sledding accident. He underwent several procedures and treatments throughout the years and while some treatments provided relief, it was only temporary. He found himself having to give up most forms of physical activities and would easily become exhausted. In October 2013, Dan was referred to Dr. Vora at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, who told him about all the latest advancements in ankle replacement technology and that he was a candidate for the INBONE® Total Ankle System.

Dan received the INBONE® Total Ankle System in January 2014, and a year and a half later, he is living an active and nearly pain-free life.

The opinions of Dr. Vora and Dan Chesman are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Any results are specific to this particular individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

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Me and My Operation: Hi-Tech Ankle Joint That Gets You Back on Your Feet Faster
Daily Mail
September 28, 2015

Donna Castle, a 55 year old resident of Essex, London, experienced months of pain with her ankle after tripping on a curb. She was diagnosed with possible arthritis and x-rays confirmed the diagnosis. Her doctor suggested that the trip on the curb may have aggravated arthritis in her ankle that developed from an accident that occurred decades earlier. In this article, Castle shares her experience identifying the Arthritis and selecting the correct treatment option for her. At the recommendation of her physician Dr. Andrew Goldberg, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, Castle was implanted using the PROPHECY® INFINITY® Total Ankle System. Dr. Goldberg is a consultant for Wright Medical.

Donna received the PROPHECY® INFINITY® Total Ankle System in February 2015, and six months later, no longer needs leg support or painkillers to navigate her life. She is seeing improvements in her daily mobility.

The opinions of Dr. Andrew Goldberg and Sophie Goodchild are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Any results are specific to this particular individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

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Ankle Replacement: Are Patients with Ankle Arthritis Good Candidates?
The Rheumatologist
September 15, 2015

Salem, Oregon patient Mary Davis shares her personal story of living with severe ankle pain beginning when she was a high school basketball player. After undergoing surgery for torn ligaments at 17, her ankle continued to deteriorate and limited her ability to participate in a wide range of sports that she enjoyed. Now 67, Davis enjoys normal range of motion and is actively keeping up with her grandchildren.

The opinions of Mary Davis are hers alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Any results are specific to this particular individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

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Saving hips, ankles, knees and woes
Edina, Minn.
Sun Current
August 06, 2015

Edina, Minn.—based Dr. Lance Silverman and his patient, Charles Soto, who was implanted with the INBONE® Total Ankle System, are featured in this story on ankle replacements. Soto shares his story of falling off a ladder at work which resulted in a broken ankle. He was given the choice by Dr. Silverman to fuse the ankle or receive an ankle replacement, and he decided ankle replacement would be the best option for him.

Dr. Silverman explains how the technology and sophistication of ankle replacements has been increasing over the years and for certain patients how ankle replacements can provide a great deal more mobility than ankle fusions. Charles recounts the process of his recovery post ankle replacement. He is now happy to be living his life pain free again, and recently enjoyed a vacation where he was able to be active again.

The opinions of Dr. Silverman and his patient are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Any results are specific to this particular individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

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Rebuilding Man: Ankle replacements give patients more viability
Chicago, Ill.
Chicago Health Online
August 01, 2015

Chicago, Ill.—based Dr. Anand Vora and his patient, Dan Chesman, who was implanted with the INBONE® Total Ankle System, are featured in this story on ankle replacements. Dan Chesman shares his story of struggling for more than 40 years with ankle pain, after shattering his right ankle at the age of 21 in a toboggan accident. He dealt with the pain for many years because he wanted to avoid having an ankle fusion, which was the latest surgical treatment at the time. He eventually met Dr. Vora in 2013, who told him about ankle replacements, and decided this was the best option.

Dr. Vora explains ankle replacements are options for someone with end-stage or advanced ankle arthritis, and provides a detailed overview of what an ankle replacement procedure entails, as well as the benefits over ankle fusion.

Today, Dan is enjoying the “new life” his ankle replacement has given him, free from pain.

The opinions of Dr. Vora and Dan Chesman are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Any results are specific to this particular individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

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Ankle Replacement at Great River Medical
KWQC-TV (NBC, West Burlington, Iowa)
July 22, 2015

Dr. L. Nathan Gause and his total ankle replacement patient Michelle Batley were featured in a segment discussing ankle replacement options. The story focused on the advancement in technology for joint replacement and how ankle replacements are now an option for patients with severe arthritic or problematic ankles.

Dr. Gause explains how there are a variety of procedures that can be taken to alleviate ankle pain before replacement surgery, but that ankle replacement surgery is now a viable alternative to ankle fusion that allows for great post-surgical mobility. Patient Michelle Batley explained the success she’s had with her ankle replacement including the impact the procedure has had on her quality of life and her comfort since the procedure.

The opinions of Dr. Gause and his patient are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Any results are specific to this particular individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

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3D Printing Upgrades Joint Replacement
San Diego, Calif.
The San Diego Union Tribune
July 14, 2015

San Diego, Calif. Dr. Ryan Meineke is featured in a news story on the ways in which 3D printing is impacting joint replacement. The story highlights ankle replacements, which Dr. Meineke covers in-depth, as well as knee replacements and shoulder replacements. The physicians interviewed report overall confidence in 3D printing technology as it relates to orthopedics. The guides are patient-specific and ensure that the template fits precisely in place, even if the bone contains a challenging deformation.

Dr. Meineke performs total ankle replacements using implants such as Wright’s INFINITY® Total Ankle System and reports that 3D printing with technology such as PROPHECY® has increased his confidence in performing ankle replacement procedures. He notes that the accuracy of the 3D model allows for a reduction of operating time as it cuts down on the number of complexities involved in joint replacement.

The opinions of Dr. Meineke are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

These results are specific to this individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

Ankle replacement serves as life-changer for Grayslake man
Chicago, Ill.
mySuburbanLife.com
July 07, 2015

Chicago, Ill. Dr. Anand Vora and his Grayslake resident patient, Dan Chesman, who was implanted with INBONE® Total Ankle System, are featured in this profile story. Dan Chesman shares his story of struggling for over 40 years with ankle pain, after shattering his right ankle in 1972 in a toboggan accident. Over the years, he underwent a variety of treatments, some which were a quick fix, but ended up being unsuccessful and the pain returned. The pain grew increasingly worse over the years and began to take a major toll in his mobility and quality of life. In October 2013, Dan was referred to Dr. Vora at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, who told him about all the latest advancements in ankle replacement technology and that he was a candidate for the INBONE® Total Ankle System.

Dan received the INBONE® Total Ankle System in January 2014, and a year and a half later, he is living an active and pain-free life. He has been able to exercise again, enjoys riding the stationary bicycle, and taking long walks with his wife around downtown Chicago.

The opinions of Dr. Vora and Dan Chesman are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Any results are specific to this particular individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

Motorcycle accident victim gets new ankle implant and says goodbye to decades of pain and limited mobility
Chicago, Ill.
Chicago Tribune
June 30, 2015

Chicago, Ill. resident Gregg Rappe is profiled as part of the newspaper’s Community Contributors series. Rappe shares his story of shattering his left ankle when a motorcycle he was riding was broadsided on his way to high school football practice in 1973. After suffering in severe pain for three decades he visited Dr. Steven Haddad at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute with less than 25 percent range of motion. Resolved with the belief that amputation was his only option, Dr. Haddad said, “Give me a chance to try to help you,” and told him about the INBONE® Total Ankle System.

Now two years since undergoing his surgery Gregg’s range of motion has greatly improved and he recently hiked through the foothills of the Himalayas with his new ankle.

The opinions of Gregg Rappe and Dr. Steven Haddad are their alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Any results are specific to this particular individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.