STAR™ Ankle

STAR™ Ankle


STAR™ Ankle

Proven. Flexible. Supported.

The Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR® Ankle) is intended for use as a non-cemented implant to replace a painful arthritic ankle joint due to osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Prior to STAR, surgeons had limited options when performing a total ankle arthroplasty. Surgeons now have STAR – the first three-piece mobile bearing ankle implant available in the United States approved for uncemented use.


With over 37 years of experience, more than 30,000 constructs chosen and sold worldwide with proven effectiveness in prospective outcome studies, STAR has the best published long-term metal component survivorship in the U.S. and Canada.1,2,4,5,6


STAR’s modular components and positional forgiveness allow for 225 patient matched configurations with just one surgical technique. While rotating across the axial plane, mobile bearing allows for reduced point contact stress comparative to fixed bearing.3,7


Our case support and educational programmes offer the assurance you need for today and tomorrow.

  1. Saltzman et al.; Prospective Controlled Trial of STAR Total Ankle Ankle Replacement Versus Ankle Fusion: Initial Results; Foot & Ankle International/Vol. 30, No. 7/July 2009:579-596.
  2. Brodsky, et al, Changes in Gait Following the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement, JBJS, 2011, 93:1890-6
  3. STAR Op Tech.
  4. Daniels, T. et al. Intermediate to Long-Term Outcomes of Total Ankle Replacement with Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR), J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015;97:895-903.
  5. Jastifer, J, Coughlin, M, Long-Term Follow-Up of Mobile Bearing Total Ankle Arthroplasty in the United States, FAI, 2015, Feb;36(2):143-50.
  6. Younger, Alastair, Symposium 7: Ankle Replacement “Current State of TAR”, AOFAS 2015
  7. Failure Modes of Current Total Ankle Replacement Systems, Pappas, Michael J., Buechel, Frederick F., Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2013 Apr;30(2):123-43.


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