New technology for ankle replacements
WTVT-TV Fox 13 Tampa
November 09, 2010

Health Reporter Dr. Joette Giovinco of WTVT-TV (FOX) in Tampa speaks with Dr. Nathan Penney about the benefits of the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement from the operating room. Dr. Giovinco also speaks with patient James Triplett who received his INBONE® implant in February 2010 and is walking around without severe pain for the first time in years.

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No bones about it – ankle replacements on the rise
Tampa Tribune
September 02, 2010

This article in the Tampa Tribune details the story of local resident Jim Triplett, whose left ankle healed improperly after a car accident three decades ago. As the years went by, his ankle deteriorated, forcing him to give up some of his favorite activities, such as golfing and bowling. Jim was implanted with the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement earlier this year and was back at work within 10 days and back on the driving range a few months later. In the article, his surgeon, Dr. Nathan Penney at Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay, talks about why he uses INBONE® for total ankle replacements.

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Doctors complete total ankle replacement
Ocala Star Banner
July 21, 2010

Ocala Star Banner reporter Jackie Alexander reports on the first INBONE® procedure performed in the North Central Florida area by Dr. Robert Linn Jr. and Dr. Scott Goldstein at the Foot and Ankle Center of Ocala. Dr. Linn explains that individuals ages thirty to eighty can be candidates for the surgery, but high impact activities such as tennis or basketball are discouraged after surgery. Dr. Linn also states that the procedure enables individuals to return to a normal routine upon recovery. Drs. Linn and Goldstein are photographed at their practice with a post-operation x-ray of their patient’s ankle.

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Surgery a breakthrough for those who need ankle replacement
WOAI-TV, San Antonio, TX
July 02, 2010

This segment that aired on the NBC affiliate in San Antonio, Texas highlights INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement patient Ron Siliven and the improvement in his quality-of-life after his ankle replacement procedure. In fact, Ron states that his new ankle allowed him to dance with his wife for the first time in three years. Dr. Marvin Brown of The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group is also featured in the segment and notes that for many patients, INBONE® is an improvement on ankle fusion.

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Ankle replacement is alternative to fusion
St. Louis Globe-Democrat
June 29, 2010

In this June 29th article, Dr. Gary Schmidt of St. Louis explains how far the technological advances for ankle replacements have come over several decades as a viable option for patients suffering from ankle osteoarthritis. Dr. Schmidt discusses how the INBONE® Total Ankle System is his preferred treatment for severe ankle pain caused by arthritis.

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New ankle has West Reading Woman dancing again
Reading Eagle
June 29, 2010

This June 29th article, in the Reading Eagle, features double INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement patient Marjie Baer and her experiences with ankle osteoarthritis. Marjie explains the limitations she endured in her family and social life because of her arthritic ankles and how the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement gave her back her life.

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Put your best new foot forward
NBC-4 Columbus, OH
May 21, 2010

This segment on total ankle replacements aired in May on the NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. Reporter Marshall McPeek speaks with Dr. Thomas Lee’s patient, Tammy Cyrus, who shares her happiness at being able to once again enjoy activities that many people take for granted, such as shopping, cooking for her family and walking in the park.

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Medical advancements in ankle replacement
May 04, 2010

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on how the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement helped patient Timothy McAvoy return to golf and other activities that he had to quit due to ankle arthritis. Also in the story, Dr. Steve Brigido talks about how INBONE® ankle replacement has helped patients return to an active life style. The story was aired on nearly 80 local newscasts around the country, including the ABC affiliate in Austin, Texas.

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Good news for bad ankles
Saturday Evening Post
May 01, 2010

This Saturday Evening Post article details how advancements in total ankle replacement technologies, including Wright’s INBONE® implant, are helping those with severe arthritis get back on their feet. Patients Jeanne St. John and Timothy McAvoy describe how severe arthritic pain in their ankles limited every aspect of their lives, and how the INBONE® total ankle has enabled them to return to their favorite hobbies and activities.

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A new joint gains as a candidate for replacement
New York Times
January 19, 2010

This January 19th New York Times article discusses the technological advancements and growing popularity of total ankle replacements. It also features an INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement patient Andrew Keaveney and commentary by Dr. Craig Radnay of the Insall Scott Institute for Orthopedics. The article details which patients are best candidates for the procedure as well as the improved success rates with improved design. Lifestyle benefits, such as a return to walking and golfing, are also mentioned as benefits of ankle replacement.

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New ankle, new possibilities
South Bend Tribune
December 23, 2009

This article, in the South Bend Tribune, features INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement patient Harry Platt and his experiences with ankle osteoarthritis and ankle replacement surgery. Harry explains how his constant arthritic pain was limiting every aspect of his life and how the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement is helping him return to all of the activities he loves.

Ankle surgery makes Midlands woman’s dreams come true
December 21, 2009

This segment was featured on Columbia S.C. NBC affiliate WIS-TV 10, reported by Dawndy Mercer Plank on the December 21st 6 PM newscast on the daily “Health Alert”. Blythewood, S.C. resident and INBONE® Total Ankle patient Elizabeth Lucas is highlighted at her home demonstrating and speaking about the improvements to her quality of life upon receiving her total ankle replacement surgery. Dr. Robert Santrock of Midlands Orthopedics in Columbia, S.C. is also interviewed, showing the audience how he performed Elizabeth’s surgery. Mercer Plank captures Elizabeth’s thoughts about her surgery, “For a few minutes after my surgery, I had tears in my eyes, this surgery was a dream come true!”

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I feel like dancin’ : a local resident regains ankle mobility 32 years after a debilitating accident
The Blythewood Leader
October 08, 2009

This article profiles Blythewood, S.C. resident and INBONE® patient Elizabeth Lucas and her impressive return to complete ankle use after a debilitating injury 32 years ago. Elizabeth is now able to live an active life thanks to Dr. Robert Santrock at Midlands Orthopaedics in Columbia, S.C., who indicated that within a month of receiving INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement surgery, Elizabeth recovered 50 percent ankle mobility. Dr. Santrock explains, “We believe Elizabeth’s successful surgery demonstrates the succinct structure and longevity provided by INBONE® Total Ankle.”

Artificial ankle designed to work like the real thing
The Modesto Bee
December 22, 2008

This article profiles Victor Neufer, who injured his ankle in a biking accident. Doctors found the 49-year-old Modesto resident had bone degeneration, spurs and other problems, and he wasn’t a good candidate for a fusion procedure commonly given to patients after years of suffering. Victor received Wright’s INBONE® Total Ankle implant. He is now able to walk again and expects a complete recovery to follow soon.

Ankles can be replaced
December 18, 2008

Larry Burnett, 63, suffers from osteoarthritis, and his right hip has been replaced. But Burnett says his ankle has bothered him for more than 40 years. Traditonal ankle replacements have a high failure rate, but Burnett agreed to get a newer version of an ankle replacement, a prosthesis placed inside the shin bone in sections. After years of carefully watching his ankle, Larry is now free from pain and is able to participate in the activities he enjoys most

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