This article, posted by a local healthcare system in Lincoln, Neb., explains the benefits of total ankle replacement compared to ankle fusions and notes that 16,000 ankle replacements were performed in 2014, a number that is expected to increase. Dr. Joshua Vest discusses the improvement in technology, including how the PROPHECY® INBONE® Preoperative Navigation Guides have enabled surgeons to create a patient specific plan based on a patient’s anatomy through a CT scan conducted before surgery. Dwight Johnsen, who was implanted with the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement by Dr. Vest, notes that he is pain-free for the first time in many years and is “110 percent satisfied.”
The opinions of Dr. Vest and Dwight Johnsen 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.