Total Ankle Replacement

ankle_replacement.jpgTOTAL ANKLE REPLACEMENT

As a board certified foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Batelli has advanced training in total ankle joint replacement for severely arthritic ankles. He is trained by Tornier (Salto Talaris Implant), SBI (STAR Ankle), Wright Medical (In-Bone, Infinity, and Prophecy) and the newly advanced Zimmer Trabecular Metal Total Ankle. Not every ankle is the same requring the need to have more than one implant available. Let his expertise in TAR help you find the proper implant.

Read about a patient's experience with Total Ankle Replacement - Chuck B's Story

A natural approach to ankle arthroplasty

Designed to reproduce the ankle’s natural flexibility and motion, the Zimmer Trabecular Metal Total Ankle is an ankle implant system in harmony with natural anatomy. Created to meet the surgeon's and the patient's needs, this ankle implant features a low profile design, lateral surgical approach and industry-first Prolong® Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene. This innovative ankle replacement and instrument system brings the latest technological advances to total ankle arthroplasty.

The Zimmer Trabecular Metal Total Ankle is an implant and instrument system engineered to preserve motion in ankle arthroplasty patients. This semiconstrained device is designed to provide joint mobility by restoring alignment, reducing pain and preserving the flexion/extension movement within the ankle joint.

The Zimmer Ankle system consists of three implant components:

  • Talar component
  • Tibial base component
  • Modular tibial articular surface

Six implant sizes are available in anatomic configurations with variable radii of curvature proportional to implant size as in the natural ankle. Three thicknesses of Prolog Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene are also available to facilitate proper ligament balancing.

A lateral transfibular approach is used to potentially reduce the risk of post-operative complications that result from stressing neurovascular structures and disruption angiosomes.1, 2 The anatomic center of rotation is fully visualized and can be more precisely replicated through this approach.

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