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.