First Experience and Early Results with an Uncemented Total Ankle Arthroplasty

  • E. Funke
  • P. Rippstein
  • U. Munzinger
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Ankle arthroplasty is still a controversial procedure. In a long-term follow-up, Kofoed [1] demonstrated very good results and stated that it may be the treatment of choice for painful degenerated ankle joints. On the other hand, there is increasing concern about the long-term results of ankle ar throdesis [2, 3], regarding gait pattern, deterioration at a variable rate in the sub-talar and mid-tarsal joints and possibly even in the knee joint. Being aware of the limitations of ankle arthrodesis, we started in 1996 with the Scandinavian total ankle replacement (STAR) ankle prosthesis.


Rheumatoid Arthritis Knee Joint Ankle Arthrodesis Spective Series Image Intensification 
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  • E. Funke
  • P. Rippstein
  • U. Munzinger

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