Diane's Story

Total ankle replacement

Diane - ankle replacement

As a volunteer firefighter, horseback rider and runner, Diane relies on her ankles – but after fighting arthritis for 12 years while living an active lifestyle, she couldn’t bear the pain any more.

Even after two ankle surgeries, the pain persisted – and after considering other options her surgeon, Luke Loveys, MD, of Rochester Regional Health, recommended a revolutionary new total ankle replacement that had just been released.

“I needed it done and didn’t mind being the first to try it,” Diane said.

She was expected to remain in the hospital for three to six days after her surgery at Unity’s Charles J. August Joint Replacement Center. But after just one day, Dr. Loveys told Diane she could go home.