Total ankle replacement

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.

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

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 operative technique

This 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 Testimonial: Renee

Renee, an Operating Room Nurse shares her story how the STAR total ankle replacement has gotten her back on her feet doing the things she loves.

STAR Patient Testimonial: Larry

Larry shares his experiences with the STAR total ankle replacement.

Total ankle replacement: Hear our stories

Nancy, Mike and Larry share their experiences with STAR total ankle replacement.


Ankle procedures

Total Ankle Replacement