STAR™ Ankle

Total ankle replacement


Proven. Flexible. Supported.

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


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 programs, coupled with Stryker’s additional resources, offer the assurance you need for today and tomorrow.


STAR Total Ankle Replacement animation
The STAR total ankle is the only PMA approved mobile bearing total ankle in the US market that is approved for uncemented use. The animation video outlines the steps used to perform the STAR total ankle replacement.
STAR Total Ankle Replacement
Video is a replication of the surgical technique used to complete the STAR Total Ankle. The procedure was performed in a cadaveric specimen to show the surgical steps. Dr. Coughlin and Dr. Schiff give verbal descriptions and tips during specific phases of the video.
STAR Patient Testimonials- Hear our stories
Hear from three patients who speak about their experience with STAR total ankle replacement. To hear their full stories, visit our patient website at STAR Total Ankle Replacement





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  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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