Ankle Replacement Surgery Helps Durham Patients
Raleigh, N.C.
WTVD-TV, Raleigh, N.C.
February 12, 2015

Dr. Selene Parekh and his patient Nancy Bryson were featured in a story on total ankle replacements. Dr. Parekh noted that ankle replacements are performed for the same reasons as knee and hip replacements: to help restore motion in those suffering from end-stage arthritis or a severe trauma. Prior to her procedure, Bryson was unable to walk moderate distances, however after receiving the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement, she is now participating in activities that she loves.

The opinions of Dr. Parekh and Nancy Bryson are theirs alone and does 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.

Ankle replacement remedies severe arthritis
Lincoln, Neb.
Bryan Health, Lincoln, Neb.
February 09, 2015

This article, posted by a local healthcare system in Lincoln, Neb., explains the benefits of total ankle replacement compared to ankle fusions and notes that 16,000 ankle replacements were performed in 2014, a number that is expected to increase. Dr. Joshua Vest discusses the improvement in technology, including how the PROPHECY® INBONE® Preoperative Navigation Guides have enabled surgeons to create a patient specific plan based on a patient’s anatomy through a CT scan conducted before surgery. Dwight Johnsen, who was implanted with the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement by Dr. Vest, notes that he is pain-free for the first time in many years and is “110 percent satisfied.”

The opinions of Dr. Vest and Dwight Johnsen 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.

Artificial Ankle Gave Me My Job (and Life) Back
Lititz, Pa.
The Pennsylvania Fireman, Lititz, Pa.
January 28, 2015

Firefighter and Northampton, Pa. resident Deven Knoll provides a firsthand account of the many years he suffered with ankle pain, the effect it had on his life and career, and his experience undergoing a total ankle replacement. Deven’s passion in life was his job as a firefighter, however after nearly 30 years of dealing with increasingly severe ankle pain, it became too difficult to continue and he was almost forced into early retirement.

A few months before doing so, Deven met with Dr. Jason Piraino, who was then at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and learned that he was an ideal candidate for the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement. Having the surgery in 2011 not only allowed Deven to live his life pain-free, but also to continue the job he loves. He is currently a Lieutenant in the Bethlehem, Pa. fire department.

The opinion of Deven Knoll is his alone and does 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.

New replacement being used to combat ankle arthritis
St. Louis, MO
KTVI-TV, St. Louis, Mo.
January 22, 2015

Dr. Gary Schmidt from Schimdt Foot and Ankle was a guest on the A.M. Show to discuss total ankle replacements. He touches on the struggles of first-generation implants and notes the improvement in technology in newer systems. He also provides clarity on expected life expectancy of the implants. Components of the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement were visible during the interview and Dr. Schmidt described how PROPHECY® Preoperative Navigation Guides have enabled surgeons to create a customized plan based on a patient’s unique anatomy through a CT scan conducted before surgery.

The opinions of Dr. Schmidt 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.

Local Doc Does Ankle Replacement
Altoona, PA
WTAJ-TV (CBS), Altoona, Pa.
January 21, 2015

This story on total ankle replacements features local resident Bill Walter, who was moments away from being implanted with the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement, and his surgeon, Dr. Adam Budny from Blair Orthopedics in Altoona, Pa. Bill is a construction worker and elected to have his ankle replaced rather than fused. Dr. Budny described how the PROPHECY® Preoperative Navigation Guides provide a 3-D picture of what he’ll need to do in the operating room through a CT scan conducted before surgery. The story includes video of the surgery and components of the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement.

The opinions of Bill Walter and Dr. Budny are theirs 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.

Mary Blake discusses her ankle replacement
Louisville, KY
The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky.
January 12, 2015

Mary Blake, a Louisville-area resident, is interviewed for a video feature by the Courier-Journal about her total ankle replacement. Her ankle problems began as a result of a bicycle accident and the resulting damage robbed her of mobility and function in a matter of just a few years. When her orthopedic surgeon gave her three treatment options, two of them – shots to inject fluid into the ankle joint and ankle fusion – were immediately rejected. Mary chose the third option and was implanted with the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement. Today, Mary lives a normal life without pain or disability.

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.

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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