Ten “takes” on the future of the total ankle

By Terry Stanton

Improvements in design and technology bring TAR to the fore

For decades, foot surgeons and manufacturers have attempted to develop an implantable device for the ankle that would exhibit the degree of function, safety, and durability achieved by prostheses for hips and knees. With recent advances in device design and with Europe leading the way, total ankle replacement (TAR) is fast becoming the treatment of choice for many patients with ankle arthritis and other disorders.

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