Me and My Operation: Hi-Tech Ankle Joint That Gets You Back on Your Feet Faster

Donna Castle, a 55 year old resident of Essex, London, experienced months of pain with her ankle after tripping on a curb. She was diagnosed with possible arthritis and x-rays confirmed the diagnosis. Her doctor suggested that the trip on the curb may have aggravated arthritis in her ankle that developed from an accident that occurred decades earlier. In this article, Castle shares her experience identifying the Arthritis and selecting the correct treatment option for her. At the recommendation of her physician Dr. Andrew Goldberg, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, Castle was implanted using the PROPHECY® INFINITY® Total Ankle System. Dr. Goldberg is a consultant for Wright Medical.

Donna received the PROPHECY® INFINITY® Total Ankle System in February 2015, and six months later, no longer needs leg support or painkillers to navigate her life. She is seeing improvements in her daily mobility.

The opinions of Dr. Andrew Goldberg and Sophie Goodchild 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.