A new joint gains as a candidate for replacement
New York Times
January 19, 2010

This January 19th New York Times article discusses the technological advancements and growing popularity of total ankle replacements. It also features an INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement patient Andrew Keaveney and commentary by Dr. Craig Radnay of the Insall Scott Institute for Orthopedics. The article details which patients are best candidates for the procedure as well as the improved success rates with improved design. Lifestyle benefits, such as a return to walking and golfing, are also mentioned as benefits of ankle replacement.

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New ankle, new possibilities
South Bend Tribune
December 23, 2009

This article, in the South Bend Tribune, features INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement patient Harry Platt and his experiences with ankle osteoarthritis and ankle replacement surgery. Harry explains how his constant arthritic pain was limiting every aspect of his life and how the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement is helping him return to all of the activities he loves.

Ankle surgery makes Midlands woman’s dreams come true
WIS-TV10
December 21, 2009

This segment was featured on Columbia S.C. NBC affiliate WIS-TV 10, reported by Dawndy Mercer Plank on the December 21st 6 PM newscast on the daily “Health Alert”. Blythewood, S.C. resident and INBONE® Total Ankle patient Elizabeth Lucas is highlighted at her home demonstrating and speaking about the improvements to her quality of life upon receiving her total ankle replacement surgery. Dr. Robert Santrock of Midlands Orthopedics in Columbia, S.C. is also interviewed, showing the audience how he performed Elizabeth’s surgery. Mercer Plank captures Elizabeth’s thoughts about her surgery, “For a few minutes after my surgery, I had tears in my eyes, this surgery was a dream come true!”

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I feel like dancin’ : a local resident regains ankle mobility 32 years after a debilitating accident
The Blythewood Leader
October 08, 2009

This article profiles Blythewood, S.C. resident and INBONE® patient Elizabeth Lucas and her impressive return to complete ankle use after a debilitating injury 32 years ago. Elizabeth is now able to live an active life thanks to Dr. Robert Santrock at Midlands Orthopaedics in Columbia, S.C., who indicated that within a month of receiving INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement surgery, Elizabeth recovered 50 percent ankle mobility. Dr. Santrock explains, “We believe Elizabeth’s successful surgery demonstrates the succinct structure and longevity provided by INBONE® Total Ankle.”

Artificial ankle designed to work like the real thing
The Modesto Bee
December 22, 2008

This article profiles Victor Neufer, who injured his ankle in a biking accident. Doctors found the 49-year-old Modesto resident had bone degeneration, spurs and other problems, and he wasn’t a good candidate for a fusion procedure commonly given to patients after years of suffering. Victor received Wright’s INBONE® Total Ankle implant. He is now able to walk again and expects a complete recovery to follow soon.

Ankles can be replaced
WRAL.com
December 18, 2008

Larry Burnett, 63, suffers from osteoarthritis, and his right hip has been replaced. But Burnett says his ankle has bothered him for more than 40 years. Traditonal ankle replacements have a high failure rate, but Burnett agreed to get a newer version of an ankle replacement, a prosthesis placed inside the shin bone in sections. After years of carefully watching his ankle, Larry is now free from pain and is able to participate in the activities he enjoys most

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Jeanne St. John steps lively with new ankles
Newport News-Times
December 12, 2008

Jeanne St. John, 65, has suffered from weak ankles since high school. She used to sprain her ankles doing simple daily activities. Doctors spent years looking for a solution that would work for her. Finally she received the INBONE® Total Ankle implant. Now Jeanne is able to walk without pain and stand under her own power.

Standing tall: artificial ankles are making a comeback
Commercial Appeal
November 24, 2008

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 procedures are making a comeback thanks to several new FDA-approved artificial 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.

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INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement relieves years of pain for Memphis woman
Fox 13 News
October 08, 2008

Charlene Bennett, an elderly woman, was suffered for nine years from a previously broken right ankle. It eventually was subject to severe arthritis. She was facing either an ankle fusion or complete immobility until Dr. Drew Murphy told her about Wright’s INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement. Charlene has since regained her mobility and her quality of life.

No more hoops, but surgery eliminates ankle pain
Longmont Times-Call
October 07, 2008

Steve Cassels, 63, has sprained his ankle over 40 times throughout his career as a basketball player and coach. His ankle problems reached critical levels when he had worn away most of his cartilage and was suffering extreme pain if he walked more than 10-15 minutes per day. Steve received the INBONE® Total Ankle implant from Wright Medical. Steve doesn’t plan to play basketball in the near future, but he is pain-free and leading an active, athletic lifestyle.

Wright steps to forefront in foot, ankle device field
Commercial Appeal
April 04, 2008

This article from The Commercial Appeal discusses Wright’s drive to become the top firm in the foot and ankle surgery market, and it also addresses how growth in the market benefits both the company and patients. Acquisitions of other providers and savvy selling have allowed Wright to shore up market share in a critical field that’s been comprehensively overlooked for a long time.

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