The Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR)

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Ankle joint arthritis is a condition that affects many people. Initial conservative treatment includes nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, soft bracing, and ankle foot orthosis. When conservative management fails, surgical intervention is often considered. Previously an ankle joint fusion has been considered the “gold standard” to treat disabling ankle joint arthritis because early total ankle joint replacements had unacceptably high complication rates. However, early and midterm data have demonstrated that the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) or Agility Total Ankle may be a reasonable alternative to an ankle joint fusion

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