Latest Ankle replacement Stories

2014-05-28 08:29:58

Replacing a painful ankle joint can return arthritis patients to a pain-free life ROSEMONT, Ill., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Retired firefighter Thomas Lynch was all too familiar with the pain that comes with severe ankle arthritis. Lynch experienced multiple ankle injuries in his 30-year career, and by the time he retired, his unstable ankle was frequently rolling and adding to the pain of his arthritis. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130814/DC64237LOGO "I was...

2014-01-07 08:31:33

First NiTiNOL-based large joint fusion device reaches 100 implantations in limited launch ATLANTA, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedShape, Inc., the industry leader in innovative shape memory orthopedic devices, today reported on the first wave of clinical outcomes in patients who have received the DynaNail(®) TTC Fusion System. To date during its targeted soft launch period, DynaNail has been successfully implanted in over 100 tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) fusion procedures. Because the...

2013-12-05 23:31:20

Dr. Justin J. Franson, noted as one of the nation's leading foot doctors and co-director of the University Foot and Ankle Institute, will instruct an international cadre of physicans about the newest techniques in ankle replacement surgery. Santa Monica, Calif. (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Furthering the reach of Southern California-based University Foot and Ankle Institute, Dr. Justin J. Franson will instruct an international cadre of physicians about the newest techniques in ankle...

2010-06-02 11:03:00

CHICAGO, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advances in surgical options for end-stage ankle arthritis have prompted the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) to issue a position statement on the use of total ankle replacement surgery as an option for some patients with painful arthritis. According to ACFAS, total ankle replacement surgery is a safe and effective treatment option for select patients with end-stage ankle arthritis, a leading cause of chronic disability in...

2009-06-04 10:55:00

It's been a decade since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first total ankle-replacement system for patients with severe ankle arthritis. But several insurance companies still deny coverage, Loyola University Health System orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Michael Pinzur writes in a FootForum commentary in Foot & Ankle International, the official journal of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. "It seems curious that the FDA agrees with the [foot and ankle society] that...

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