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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Jeanne St. John steps lively with new ankles
Newport News-Times
December 12, 2008

Jeanne St. John, 65, has suffered from weak ankles since high school. She used to sprain her ankles doing simple daily activities. Doctors spent years looking for a solution that would work for her. Finally she received the INBONE® Total Ankle implant. Now Jeanne is able to walk without pain and stand under her own power.

Standing tall: artificial ankles are making a comeback
Commercial Appeal
November 24, 2008

Years after Charlene Bennett’s broken ankle was healed, she still suffered from constant pain. Thanks to Dr. Drew Murphy, she is now pain free just nine months after an ankle replacement surgery with an implant from Wright Medical. Ankle replacement procedures are making a comeback thanks to several new FDA-approved artificial joints now on the market. Ankle replacement is more difficult and less common that other joint procedures like hip replacements. Bennett’s considers her surgery a success, and she is happy to have put away her wheelchair and crutches.

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INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement relieves years of pain for Memphis woman
Fox 13 News
October 08, 2008

Charlene Bennett, an elderly woman, was suffered for nine years from a previously broken right ankle. It eventually was subject to severe arthritis. She was facing either an ankle fusion or complete immobility until Dr. Drew Murphy told her about Wright’s INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement. Charlene has since regained her mobility and her quality of life.