Corbin native performing state-of-the-art ankle replacement surgery
by Trent Knuckles
The Corbin News Journal
February 03, 2016
Scott Quillen, a 55-year-old retired Air Force Master Sergeant, was ready to have his right leg amputated from the knee down due to excruciating ankle pain that had been developing from a motorcycle accident several years ago. Since the accident, he had undergone surgical treatment, cortisone shots and taken pain medication, but nothing seemed to help.
Dr. Collin Ball, a podiatric surgeon with KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Associates, felt Quillen qualified as a good candidate for the INBONE™ Total Ankle System procedure. Dr. Ball explains how the procedure and INBONE™ Total Ankle System work, and finds it to be one of the top-of-the-line replacements. He explains how the device is being refined and upgraded, patient recovery time is a lot quicker, it preserves range of motion, and it allows a patient to continue to do most of their daily activities.
Since the surgery, Quillen sees receiving the INBONE™ Total Ankle System as a blessing. Pre-surgery he dreaded getting out of bed, and now he is back to doing everything he loved to do, including walking 5k’s on the treadmill three times a week.
The opinions of Dr. Ball and Scott Quillen are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical.
Any results are specific to this particular 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.