Dr. Gary Schmidt from Schimdt Foot and Ankle was a guest on the A.M. Show to discuss total ankle replacements. He touches on the struggles of first-generation implants and notes the improvement in technology in newer systems. He also provides clarity on expected life expectancy of the implants. Components of the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement were visible during the interview and Dr. Schmidt described how PROPHECY® Preoperative Navigation Guides have enabled surgeons to create a customized plan based on a patient’s unique anatomy through a CT scan conducted before surgery.
The opinions of Dr. Schmidt are his 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.