Frühergebnisse nach Implantation der STAR-Sprunggelenkprothese

ArticleinDer Orthopäde 37(8):783-787 · August 2008with3 Reads
Impact Factor: 0.36 · DOI: 10.1007/s00132-008-1311-8


    This retrospective study was performed to investigate the clinical and radiological results after STAR total ankle replacement.
    Material and methods
    Between January 2000 and September 2004, 49 patients with an average age of 62.5 years underwent total ankle replacement with the STAR prosthesis. At an average follow-up of 30.4 months, 48 patients were examined clinically and radiologically. The Kofoed ankle score and the patients’ subjective satisfaction were evaluated.
    The operation improved the Kofoed ankle score significantly, from 28 to 86 points, 90% of the patients were satisfied with the results. The revision rate was 10%.
    The early results after implantation of the STAR ankle prosthesis are encouraging. With correct indication, a high rate of pain reduction and patient satisfaction can be achieved. The long-term benefit of this procedure has yet to be determined.