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.