STAR Ankle

STAR Ankle
STAR Ankle PSI - Tibia Guide
STAR Ankle PSI - Talus Guide
STAR Ankle - Talar
STAR Ankle - Tibial
STAR Ankle - Poly
STAR Ankle - In ankle
STAR Ankle
STAR Ankle PSI - Tibia Guide
STAR Ankle PSI - Talus Guide
STAR Ankle - Talar
STAR Ankle - Tibial
STAR Ankle - Poly
STAR Ankle - In ankle

STAR® Ankle



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.

If you had a STAR implanted, or implanted a STAR, prior to August 1, 2014, click here for an important safety communication.

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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 DJO’s additional resources, offer the assurance you need for today and tomorrow.

Patient Specific Instrumentation

A proven total ankle classic, modernized. The same STAR® Ankle you know and trust, now with a simplified OR experience.

If interested, reach out to your local rep for more information or contact


Personalized pre-operative plan. 3D visualization of ankle joint to plan for STAR TAR cases, including existing implants and cyst information.


Simplified surgical technique potentially
saving OR time.


Alignment accuracy and repeatability by using patient’s own CT data.


Tibia Guide

Talus Guide

Accuracy Sizing Rotation Alignment
Efficiency Reduced number of surgical steps Designed to reduce surgical time 3-week delivery time*
Confidence Know what to expect intra-operatively before you walk into the OR Improved visualization of anatomy and cut with radiolucent cut guides  

*Delivery time may exceed three weeks due to unforeseen circumstances.


STAR Total Ankle Surgery - Ariel Palanca, MD



  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.