In 2010, Kay Patton was at home doing yard work in preparation for a large storm when she fell from a ladder and shattered her ankle. Kay went to see Dr. Sharrona Williams of Ortho Atlanta in Newnan, Georgia, who rebuilt her ankle using bone grafts and screws. Although Kay’s ankle healed with time, she began to experience severe post-trauma arthritis.
Kay had a second surgery one year later to remove the plates and screws, but she continued to experience so much pain that she had trouble walking. Dr. Williams recommended Kay consider receiving the INBONE™ Total Ankle System, explaining patients are likely to recover fully with a full range of motion in the joint, though the road to complete recovery can be difficult. Wanting her life back, Kay decided to have the procedure done.
Dr. Williams explained that the ideal candidate for joint replacement is someone 65 or older who does not smoke, is not overweight, has no deformities and does not perform a laborious job. She notes that the surgery also can and has been performed on much younger patients. By sharing her story, Kay hopes to help someone suffering from ankle pain who does not know total ankle replacement could be an option for them. Thanks to the surgery, she can once again participate in all of the activities she loves, including walking, swimming, gardening and cooking.
The opinions of Kay Patton and Dr. Sharrona Williams 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.