Case 5: Exactech Vantage Total Ankle with a FlatTop Talar Design
Performed by Dr. Adam Perler in September, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Hospital.
This was a new modification of the Exactech Vantage Ankle Replacement specifically designed for patients who have had significant injury to the talar side of their ankle joint where the bone has flattened out or become cystic in the upper portion making the use of a standard talar component more challenging.
Dr. Perler along with the help of a team of designers at Exactech utilized 3D renderings from the patient’s CT scan to determine the best size and placement of the new component prior to the surgery.
This was the first Exactech Vantage Flattop case performed in the world.