Until recently, there were limited options for ankle replacement in the U.S. Wright’s INBONE™ Total Ankle began as a leading foot and ankle surgeon’s quest to provide patients who suffer with end-stage ankle arthritis, a viable surgical solution for pain reduction and restored mobility. The engineering and design team responsible for this product line studied previous ankle designs as well as design elements already used successfully in hip and knee implants, and the INBONE™ Total Ankle was the result.
The INBONE™ Total Ankle has many features that may enhance its performance, including:
• The ability to work with normal anatomy and deformity
• A prosthesis secured in place through a tibial stem construct with a central stem and peg configuration in the talus
• Modular components selected based on patient size and bone structure to allow surgeon flexibility
• A unique and reproducible instrumentation system
Wright’s second total ankle system, the INFINITY™ Total Ankle, evolved from additional surgeon feedback and engineering upgrades. This system has features unique to the original INBONE™ system, such as:
• A lower-profile, bone-conserving design
• Choice of talar component based on surgeon-preferred technique – chamfer-style or flat-cut style talar implant
• A simplified surgical technique
Both systems are fully compatible with PROPHECY™ Preoperative Navigation System, which allows your surgeon to plan your surgery through software before the patient arrives for surgery.
Wright’s ankle replacements are intended for use in patients with ankle joints damaged by severe, end-stage ankle arthritis or patients with a failed previous ankle surgery.
Ankle replacement does carry risks; such as, loss of bone surrounding the implant and excessive wear of the implant, both of which can lead to a need to replace the implant. Your surgeon can discuss these and other risks with you. Additionally, since there is limited data regarding the longevity of ankle replacements; it is unknown how long the implant can be expected to perform well once implanted.
Only a physician can tell you if this product and associated procedure are right for you and your unique circumstances. Please consult with a physician for complete information regarding benefits, risks and possible outcomes.
Wright is a well-established orthopedic company with over 60 years of design experience and a distinguished track record in the field of joint replacement.
Wright’s philosophy has always been to design implants and procedures that preserve as much of the body’s natural structures (bone) as possible. Through advances in implant technology and constant improvement in surgical techniques, Wright is continually innovating products that improve the lives of our patients.
For decades Wright has been an industry leader, pioneering new and better ways to address joint pain – which is why physicians and patients put their trust in Wright.
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