In The News
April 4, 2012
Summary: Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Eric Janssen and his patient Charles are interviewed for a segment on total knee replacements. Following years of pain from past injuries, Charles elected to have a total knee replacement utilizing the EVOLUTION® Medial-Pivot Knee. Today, thanks to the improved mobility in his knee, Charles has been able to return to the activities he enjoys most, including country line dancing with his wife. The opinions of Dr. Janssen and Charles are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc. | more
Orthopedic Design & Technology
Summary: Editor Michael Barbella's cover story explores patient and gender specific implants for the knee and hip, including the recently launched EVOLUTION™ Medial-Pivot Knee System. Alex Winber, Director, Ortho Recon Marketing - Knees at Wright Medical, and Dr. Lowry Barnes of St. Vincent Orthopaedic Center for Excellence in Little Rock, Ark. (a noted orthopedic surgeon who helped develop the EVOLUTION™ Knee) add insightful commentary about the background and benefits of the new technology. | more
Orthopedics This Week
September 10, 2010
Summary: Orthopedics This Week included an article in their weekly newsletter that focused on the launch of the EVOLUTION™ Medial-Pivot Knee System. Alex Winber, Director of OrthoRecon-Knees at Wright Medical, discussed the benefits of this innovative technology. | more
March 29, 2010
Summary: This article profiles 22 year-old Hickory Hill resident Craig Cain and his experiences with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Craig's rheumatoid arthritis was so severe that his bone structure didn't develop normally and was distorted. His orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Timothy Krahn, used a custom pre-operative navigation system by Wright Medical designed to help ensure Craig's knee implants were aligned correctly. Thanks to his new knees, Craig is not only walking again, but he is dancing. As he says, "That's what it feels like - a second chance." | more
- Knee replacement surgery can't stop woman marathoner, 58
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 23, 2009
Summary: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch published a piece on ADVANCE® Medial-Pivot Knee patient Janet Morgan and her successful knee replacement with the help of Dr. Paul Lux at the Orthopedic Center of St. Louis. An avid marathon runner, Janet wanted a solution that would get her back on the course. When other surgeons told her it couldn't be done, Janet met with Dr. Lux who promised to get her back to running. Since her surgery, Janet got her wish and completed her first post-operative marathon.
May 28, 2009
The Commercial Appeal
October 28, 2008
Summary: Employees of Arlington-based Wright Medical Group spent time in Peru recently. They participated in a mission by Operation Walk, a charity that specializes in hip and knee replacements for people in poor countries. In less than a week, a team of medical volunteers performed 49 hip and knee replacement surgeries in 40 patients in the South American nation. Some patients received implants in more than one joint. | more
- New knee replacement for active people
October 1, 2007
Summary: At 69 years of age, Roger was a competitive cycler and avid skier. But years of injuries caused pain and permanent damage to his knee. He decided to have a total knee replacement with Wright Medical's ADVANCE® Medial-Pivot Total Knee System. Because it is designed to provide a naural range of motion, and over time the bone grows over the knee implant in a process called osteointegration, it is very durable and long-lasting. It is a great option for competitive athletes and other physically active patients.
July 17, 2007
Summary: Kelly Kirkbride suffered from debilitating knee pain that was making many aspects of her work life, as a lawyer, and her home life difficult. After trying several different solutions, she tried the ADVANCE STATURE® knee implant from Wright Medical. Kelly couldn't be more pleased with the results of her procedure, and recommends the ADVANCE STATURE® knee to anyone with extreme knee pain. She has been able to return to all of her normal activities.
Mojave Desert News
July 9, 2007
Summary: At 69 years of age, Roger Hancock was a competitive cycler and active skier. After a long history of knee injuries and repairs, Roger's active lifestyle was put at risk due to osteoarthritis and permanent damage to the bone and cartilage. Thanks to Wright Medical's ADVANCE® Medial-Pivot Total Knee System, he was able to return to his normal, even strenuous activities a few short weeks after surgery. His new knee also allows him the range of motion he needs in order to compete.