Dr. James Cottom Implants the First Hintermann Series H2® Total Ankle Replacement System in the United States
May 22, 2018 (Sarasota, FL) - Foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. James Cottom, opened the Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center so he could offer his patients new, innovative surgical and non-surgical techniques for ankle disease. Cottom, a pioneer in the evolution of total ankle replacement surgery, has been involved in the extensive research and use of various ankle replacement designs for more than 10 years. His ultimate goal being to improve patients’ quality of life by reducing or eliminating ankle pain and significantly improving their mobility.
For the past few years, Dr. Cottom had been following the development of the Hintermann Series H2® Total Ankle Replacement System, designed by world-renowned foot and ankle surgeon, Prof. Beat Hintermann of Liestal, Switzerland. With the FDA clearance of the Hintermann Series H2® ankle in November, 2017 and with 40 successful implantations of the H2 in Europe, it was time to implant this exciting, new ankle in the United States.
Dr. Cottom was honored to be the first surgeon in the United States to implant the first two Hintermann Series H2® Total Ankle Replacement Systems. In May, 2018, with Prof. Hintermann in attendance, Dr. Cottom successfully performed the surgeries at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center near Sarasota, Florida.
“I am very pleased to be able to offer my patients a lower-profile, total ankle replacement option that conserves bone and is supported by the same technology that has made its sister product, the Hintermann Series H3™, the most successful total ankle replacement system in Europe for the past 18 years.
“I feel the Hintermann Series H2® is a game changer in ankle arthroplasty, and I am fortunate to have been trained personally by one of the world’s best surgeons, Prof. Beat Hintermann, along with the DT MedSurg team. I am extremely excited to be able to offer this new technology for my patients in Florida, and am looking forward to many successful outcomes.”
If you suffer from ankle pain, contact Dr. Cottom at Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center at 941-924-8777. Additional information can be found at www.FLOFAC.com