New Ankle Replacement Offered in Pensacola
WEAR, ABC 3
April 28, 2014

Dr. Donald Dewey of the Medical Center Clinic in Pensacola Fla. and his patient Heather Freeman were featured in a story on the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement. Dr. Dewey discussed the potential benefits of ankle replacements and their potential advantages over ankle fusion while Heather shed light on her recovery process, noting that her new ankle has been a “life changer.”

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. The opinions of this doctor are his/hers alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.

Ankle replacement restores mobility for many
Dr. Robin Wulffson
April 25, 2014

Summary: Editor Dr. Robin Wulffson published a feature on the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement that includes commentary from Dr. Justin Franson of University Foot & Ankle Institute in Valencia, Calif. Dr. Wulffson touches on the advantages of ankle replacements versus ankle fusion, which limits a patient’s mobility and flexibility. Dr. Franson’s patient Marylynn shared her story of how she endured years of debilitating pain until she could barely walk. In September 2013, Marylynn received her new ankle and today, is enjoying her favorite activities without pain.

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INBONE Ankle Replacement
News 13
February 03, 2014

Dr. Peter Mangone at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint and his patient Tom Hunt are interviewed for a story on the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement. Dr. Mangone offered insight as to how the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement functions and the expected recovery time. Tom discussed how his new ankle has afforded him the opportunity to return to work pain-free and resume some of his favorite activities, such as hiking and golf.

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

New implants among ways to treat painful hammertoe
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
May 21, 2013

he Cleveland Plain Dealer published a comprehensive story on hammertoes, including causes, prevalence and available treatments. Health Editor Ellen Kleinerman focused specifically on how factors such as wearing inappropriate footwear, injury to a toe and joint diseases can cause the painful condition. The article alluded to the inconvenience and discomfort associated with K-Wires and the positive benefits of the MiToe™ Hammertoe Fixation System. Cynthia Pittman-Osula, who underwent six hammertoe corrections with the MiToe™ Implant, noted that before she elected to undergo surgery, she could barely walk. Today, she is walking pain free. Dr. Richard Berkowitz of Complete Foot Care stated that the permanent nature of the MiToe™ Hammertoe Fixation System reduces the chances of hammertoes returning.
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. The opinions of Dr. Berkowitz are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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Stunning Advances in Joint Replacement Surgery
Chicago Life Magazine
February 24, 2013

Reporter Pamela McKuen wrote a feature article on advancements in joint replacement surgery, including the proliferation of total ankle replacements. McKuen specifically highlighted the benefits of the INBONE® Total Ankle replacement system including the precision of the INBONE® and its ability to mimic the fluidity of the natural ankle in motion. Dr. Douglas Pacaccio, a podiatrist with Advanced Foot and Ankle Surgeons in Sycamore, Ill., provided additional perspective about the increasing prevalence of total ankle replacements.
The opinions of Dr. Pacaccio are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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Ankle replacement a viable option for injuries
Sierra Vista Herald
January 20, 2013

Tucson, Arizona resident Michael Hill and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey Landis at Tucson Orthopedic Institute were interviewed for an article on the INBONE® Total Ankle replacement that appeared in the Sierra Vista Herald newspaper. In 2009, Hill fell off a six-foot ladder fracturing the lower portion of his right leg; the injury required major surgery. Six months later, Hill began to experience pain in his right ankle, an MRI revealed that the prior injury caused damage to his ankle joint and the cartilage was wearing out. After learning about the benefits of the INBONE® Total Ankle replacement procedure, Hill elected to go back under the knife. Just 4 months after his surgery, Hill regained the mobility in his ankle and was back to work, pain free.
The opinions of Dr. Landis are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

Ankle replacement “A wonderful outcome”
The Henderson Press
August 03, 2012

Henderson, Nev. resident Tom Thomason and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Troy Watson at Desert Orthopaedic Clinic were interviewed for an article on total ankle replacements that appeared in The Henderson Press. Tom injured his ankle as a young athlete while serving in the U.S. Army Special Forces and eventually developed severe arthritis. He endured years of constant pain and difficulty walking before he finally consulted his physician. Tom declined an ankle fusion procedure that would have limited his mobility and chose the INBONE® Total Ankle System to replace his right ankle. Today Tom is walking without pain, able to play with his grandchildren and go on walks with his family. The opinions of Dr. Watson are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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Ankle replacement procedure improves patients life quality
The Henderson Press
July 26, 2012

Stiff joints and arthritis are nothing new for medical professionals, but ankle replacement surgery is catching on as a new tool to combat these common conditions.

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New ankle system helps Osakis woman get back in gear
The Osakis Review
May 30, 2012

Osakis, Minn. resident Lindsay Niehoff and Dr. Russell Sticha at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists were interviewed for an article on total ankle replacements that appeared in The Osakis Review. Lindsay dealt with ankle pain for five years after she broke and dislocated her left ankle in December 2004. The initial surgery to place pins and a plate in her joint left Lindsay with pain when walking and limited her range of motion. In 2009 Lindsay received the INBONE® Total Ankle System in her left ankle. Today she has regained much of her mobility and is able to enjoy golf without pain. The opinions of Dr. Sticha are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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Maryville woman excited about total ankle replacement
The Knoxville Journal
April 27, 2012

Maryville, Tenn. resident Cindy Moore and her orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Tracy Pesut at Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinic, were interviewed for an article on total ankle replacements that appeared in the Knoxville Journal. Moore previously had an ankle fusion on her right ankle and was not satisfied with the outcome. However, she was pleased with the results of the INBONE® Total Ankle System that Dr. Pesut implanted in her left ankle. For the first time in several years, Cindy is now able to move around without having to rely on a motorized scooter or wheelchair. The opinions of Dr. Pesut are hers alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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Maryville woman has total ankle replacement surgery
WATE-TV 6
March 27, 2012

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Tracy Pesut and her patient Cindy are interviewed for a segment on total ankle replacements. Cindy previously had an ankle fusion on her right ankle and preferred the INBONE® Total Ankle System that Dr. Pesut implanted on her left ankle because the INBONE® procedure is performed without fusing the bones or implanting metal screws. Cindy is now able to move around without the help of equipment like a motorized scooter, wheelchair or crutches, which she relied on prior to surgery. The opinions of Dr. Pesut are hers alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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Hate Your Hammertoe?
thedoctorstv.com
January 12, 2012

Podiatrist Dr. Ali Sadrieh and his patient Schanel are interviewed for a segment on hammertoe. The segment includes footage of Dr. Sadrieh using the PRO-TOE™ VO Hammertoe Fixation System to correct two hammertoes on Schanel’s feet. Just two days following surgery, Schanel’s toes are notably shorter and straighter. The opinions of Dr. Sadrieh are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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Family Matters: Surgeons Can Now Help With Arthritis In Ankles
KUTV-TV
November 30, 2011

Ogden resident Duane Christensen and his physician Dr. Jeffrey Rocco were interviewed for a segment on total ankle replacements as a treatment for severe arthritis. Duane received the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement to alleviate progressive and debilitating pain in his right ankle that made walking all but impossible. The opinions of Dr. Rocco are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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Health Caring podcast: More patients forgoing joint fusion for ankle replacement surgery
Florida Times-Union
June 29, 2011

Medical Reporter Jeremy Cox at the Florida Times-Union interviewed Dr. Ryan Pereira at Anastasia Medical Group for his weekly Health Caring podcast. Dr. Pereira discussed INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement by Wright Medical and explained how total ankle replacements have gained in popularity over ankle fusion because of improvements in the design of ankle implants, which allow for more ankle mobility and better patient outcomes.

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Rare ankle replacement allows long walks to resume
News Herald
February 06, 2011

In this Panama City News Herald story, Writer Chris Segal reports on the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement by Wright Medical. Dr. Shayne Jensen of Gulf Coast Podiatry Foot and Ankle Surgery Center in Panama City, Fla. explains how the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement uses an artificial prosthesis to offer patients suffering from ankle pain better mobility without the restricted movement that results from an ankle fusion procedure, another treatment option for ankle issues. Dr. Jensen’s patient Mike Mead says that he has been impressed with his progress since his total ankle replacement in July, noting that he has been able to resume his daily, mile-long walks, which at one point became impossible due to his ankle pain.

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