Wright Medical Group

Watch Patients Walk After an Ankle Replacement

We invite you to view short video clips showing some of our total ankle replacement patients in motion. Total ankle replacement patients range in age, as end-stage ankle arthritis can be brought on not only by ankle joints “wearing out with age”, but primarily through some sort of trauma that may have occurred in a younger patient’s life.

Individual results vary and only your physician can determine the best course of treatment for you.

Many factors contribute to the length of hospital stay and rehabilitation. These factors include, but are not limited to, your age and health at the time of surgery as well as your surgeon’s determination of the appropriate hospital stay and rehabilitation. Additionally, there are risks associated with surgery such as pain and bruising, damage to blood vessels or nerves, infection, or blood clots that can travel to your heart or lungs. If you experience these complications, your hospital stay may be extended.

Becky

Becky is a recipient of Wright’s INFINITY Total Ankle from Dr. Greg Alvine at Core Orthopedics in Sioux Falls, SD. Becky received her new ankle in June 2014 and, after 3 months of rehabilitation, was able to walk virtually pain-free.

Of course, 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.

Read Becky’s complete story, here.

James K

James K is a recipient of Wright’s INFINITY Total Ankle from Dr. Steven B. Hopson at Tidewater Physicians Multi-Specialty Group in VA. Jim received his new ankle in June 2014. Thirty-six hours after the procedure, James was at home recovering nicely. In mid-August, 2015 he went back to work.

Of course, 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.

Read James K’s complete story, here.

Jim P.

Jim P is a recipient of Wright’s INFINITY Total Ankle from Dr. David Sitler at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego, CA. Jim received his new ankle in February, 2015. Jim’s physical therapy lasted 3 months and by the time he was finished, he was walking virtually pain-free and without a limp.

Of course, 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.

Read Jim P’s complete story, here.

Jim Y.

Jim Y is a recipient of Wright’s INFINITY Total Ankle from Dr. Ryan Meineke at Scripps Health in Encinitas, CA. Jim received his new ankle in November, 2014. After returning home from the hospital, Jim used a scooter to help him get around as his doctor mandated that he keep all weight off the ankle for at least one month. By mid-January 2015, ten weeks after surgery, Jim was able to walk without assistance.

Of course, 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.

Read Jim Y’s complete story, here.

Susan R.

Susan R is a recipient of Wright’s INBONE Total Ankle from Dr. Franz Kopp at San Diego Orthopaedic Associates. Susan received her new ankle in June, 2012. Six weeks into her rehabilitation, Susan was given clearance to put limited weight on her ankle and she found that the agonizing pain she was used to, as completely gone. Six weeks after that, she completed physical therapy and pronounced herself recovered from surgery.

Of course, 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.

Read Susan R’s complete story, here.

Sandy

Two years ago, ankle replacement history was made when the doctors at South County Foot & Ankle in Warwick RI performed a total ankle replacement on the oldest patient to ever receive a total ankle replacement at the age of 101. Now (September 2017), she will be turning 103 years old.

About 30 years ago this patient suffered an ankle fracture which turned into debilitating ankle arthritis. Multiple doctors refused to operate on her due to her advanced age. However, the doctors at South County decided to take the chance and replace her ankle. She had one of the quickest recoveries we’ve ever seen and is pain free and able to enjoy life again!

Of course, 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.