Same Vision, Different Angle with Exactech’s Newest Ankle Implant

The Vantage® Ankle Fixed Bearing Flat Cut Talus implant is the latest addition to our foot and ankle portfolio, following the acquisition of EPIC Extremity.

The Vantage Ankle systems used CT reconstruction studies to design its talus and tibia components.

The Vantage Ankle family offers two solutions to address a broader range of patients. Pictured left is the Vantage Total Ankle System with the curved talus option, and right is the new Vantage Ankle Fixed Bearing Flat Cut Talus.

Samuel Adams, MD, of Duke University

Samuel Adams, MD, of Duke University, kicked off the Vantage® Ankle Fixed Bearing Flat Cut Talus implant launch by performing a surgery in North Carolina.

“It was exciting to use this new product, which helps even more patients receive relief from ankle arthritis,” Adams said. “Its simplified technique made it overall easy to use and contributed to the surgery’s success1.”

The Vantage Ankle Flat Cut Talus is Exactech’s alternative talus option and was designed to address the challenge of talar collapse where preservation of the talar dome is difficult. This new prosthesis reinforces Exactech’s commitment to innovation and helps us reach a broader range of patients.

Vantage Ankle Flat Cut Talus Surgery Samuel Adams, MD, of Duke University

Vantage® Ankle Fixed Bearing Flat Cut Talus with Samuel Adams, MD, of Duke University and Ankle Implant Xray

...solution that focuses on providing surgeons with options based on anatomic studies and clinical needs1...
Mark Easley, MDDuke University

Mark Easley, MD, of Duke University

“We are really proud to be a part of this unique solution that focuses on providing surgeons with options based on anatomic studies and clinical needs1,” said design team surgeon Mark Easley, MD, of Duke University. “Our goal was to offer a continuum of care that addresses clinical deformities in a way that best serves our patients.”

The Vantage Ankle Flat Cut Talus was designed in conjunction with James DeOrio, MD, Mark Easley, MD, James Nunley, MD, Victor Valderrabano, MD, PhD, and Constantine Demetracopoulos, MD.

The implant is distributed and available for use in the U.S., while its predecessor, the curved talus, is available in the U.S. and New Zealand. Depending on the needs of the patient, both talus options are intended for use in the Vantage Total Ankle Fixed Bearing System. Learn more about both systems here.

  1. Data on File at Exactech, Inc.
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