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Frequently, Wright's total ankle implants and the doctors who use them, or patients who benefit from them, are featured in different media outlets. We invite you to read more:


Ankle replacement “A wonderful outcome”

The Henderson Press
August 03, 2012

Henderson, Nev. resident Tom Thomason and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Troy Watson at Desert Orthopaedic Clinic were interviewed for an article on total ankle replacements that appeared in The Henderson Press. Tom injured his ankle as a young athlete while serving in the U.S. Army Special Forces and eventually developed severe arthritis. He endured years of constant pain and difficulty walking before he finally consulted his physician. Tom declined an ankle fusion procedure that would have limited his mobility and chose the INBONE™ Total Ankle System to replace his right ankle. Today Tom is walking without pain, able to play with his grandchildren and go on walks with his family.

The opinions of Dr. Watson are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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Ankle replacement procedure improves patients life quality

The Henderson Press
July 26, 2012

Stiff joints and arthritis are nothing new for medical professionals, but ankle replacement surgery is catching on as a new tool to combat these common conditions.

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New ankle system helps Osakis woman get back in gear

The Osakis Review
May 30, 2012

Osakis, Minn. resident Lindsay Niehoff and Dr. Russell Sticha at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists were interviewed for an article on total ankle replacements that appeared in The Osakis Review. Lindsay dealt with ankle pain for five years after she broke and dislocated her left ankle in December 2004. The initial surgery to place pins and a plate in her joint left Lindsay with pain when walking and limited her range of motion. In 2009 Lindsay received the INBONE™ Total Ankle System in her left ankle. Today she has regained much of her mobility and is able to enjoy golf without pain.

The opinions of Dr. Sticha are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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Maryville woman excited about total ankle replacement

The Knoxville Journal
April 27, 2012

Maryville, Tenn. resident Cindy Moore and her orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Tracy Pesut at Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinic, were interviewed for an article on total ankle replacements that appeared in the Knoxville Journal. Moore previously had an ankle fusion on her right ankle and was not satisfied with the outcome. However, she was pleased with the results of the INBONE™ Total Ankle System that Dr. Pesut implanted in her left ankle. For the first time in several years, Cindy is now able to move around without having to rely on a motorized scooter or wheelchair.

The opinions of Dr. Pesut are hers alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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Maryville woman has total ankle replacement surgery

WATE-TV 6
March 27, 2012

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Tracy Pesut and her patient Cindy are interviewed for a segment on total ankle replacements. Cindy previously had an ankle fusion on her right ankle and preferred the INBONE™ Total Ankle System that Dr. Pesut implanted on her left ankle because the INBONE™ procedure is performed without fusing the bones or implanting metal screws. Cindy is now able to move around without the help of equipment like a motorized scooter, wheelchair or crutches, which she relied on prior to surgery.

The opinions of Dr. Pesut are hers alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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Technology, Inc. | more Family Matters: Surgeons Can Now Help With Arthritis In Ankles

KUTV-TV
November 30, 2011

Summary: Ogden resident Duane Christensen and his physician Dr. Jeffrey Rocco were interviewed for a segment on total ankle replacements as a treatment for severe arthritis. Duane received the INBONE™ Total Ankle Replacement to alleviate progressive and debilitating pain in his right ankle that made walking all but impossible.

The opinions of Dr. Rocco are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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Health Caring podcast: More patients forgoing joint fusion for ankle replacement surgery

Florida Times-Union
June 29, 2011

Summary: Medical Reporter Jeremy Cox at the Florida Times-Union interviewed Dr. Ryan Pereira at Anastasia Medical Group for his weekly Health Caring podcast. Dr. Pereira discussed INBONE™ Total Ankle Replacement by Wright Medical and explained how total ankle replacements have gained in popularity over ankle fusion because of improvements in the design of ankle implants, which allow for more ankle mobility and better patient outcomes.

The opinions of Dr. Pereira are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

 

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Rare ankle replacement allows long walks to resume

News Herald
February 06, 2011

Summary: In this Panama City News Herald story, Writer Chris Segal reports on the INBONE™ Total Ankle Replacement by Wright Medical. Dr. Shayne Jensen of Gulf Coast Podiatry Foot and Ankle Surgery Center in Panama City, Fla. explains how the INBONE™ Total Ankle Replacement uses an artificial prosthesis to offer patients suffering from ankle pain better mobility without the restricted movement that results from an ankle fusion procedure, another treatment option for ankle issues. Dr. Jensen’s patient Mike Mead says that he has been impressed with his progress since his total ankle replacement in July, noting that he has been able to resume his daily, mile-long walks, which at one point became impossible due to his ankle pain.


New technology for ankle replacements

WTVT-TV Fox 13 Tampa
November 06, 2010

Summary: Health Reporter Dr. Joette Giovinco of WTVT-TV (FOX) in Tampa speaks with Dr. Nathan Penney about the benefits of the INBONE™ Total Ankle Replacement from the operating room. Dr. Giovinco also speaks with patient James Triplett who received his INBONE™ implant in February 2010 and is walking around without severe pain for the first time in years.

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No bones about it – ankle replacements on the rise

Tampa Tribune
September 02, 2010

Summary: This article in the Tampa Tribune details the story of local resident Jim Triplett, whose left ankle healed improperly after a car accident three decades ago. As the years went by, his ankle deteriorated, forcing him to give up some of his favorite activities, such as golfing and bowling. Jim was implanted with the INBONE™ Total Ankle Replacement earlier this year and was back at work within 10 days and back on the driving range a few months later. In the article, his surgeon, Dr. Nathan Penney at Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay, talks about why he uses INBONE™ for total ankle replacements.

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