Exactech, Inc.engineers have developed an innovative total ankle design that combines both anatomic talar and tibial components. It provides the anatomically shaped implants to minimize bone resection while treating patients who suffer from arthritis in the ankle. The Vantage Total Ankle has a surgeon-friendly anatomic design to improve implant’s function and longevity. In the process of developing researchers of Exactech, Inc. has studied many scans of the patient’s ankles to determine the optimum anatomic shape for new implants that could minimize bone resection and to increase fixation of the prostheses.
Darin Johnson, Exactech vice president of marketing for extremities, said:
“The ankle market is in need of advances in total ankle technologies. We have had the pleasure of working with a world-class design team that includes surgeons who have dedicated their careers to treatment of the ankle. Together, we have developed an implant that we believe will be an improvement for patients who need a total ankle”.
Exactech is based in Gainesville and develops orthopedic implants, surgical instruments, biologic materials and services to hospitals and physicians. Their products are used in the restoration of bones and joints that have deteriorated as a result of injury or diseases such as arthritis.