Standing tall: artificial ankles are making a comeback
November 24, 2008
Summary: Years after Charlene Bennett’s broken ankle was healed, she still suffered from constant pain. Thanks to Dr. Drew Murphy, she is now pain free just nine months after an ankle replacement surgery with an implant from Wright Medical. Ankle replacement procdures are making a comeback thanks to several new FDA-approved artifical joints now on the market. Ankle replacement is more difficult and less common that other joint procedures like hip replacements. Bennett’s considers her surgery a success, and she is happy to have put away her wheelchair and crutches.