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An ankle replacement is designed to treat painful conditions of the ankle, like osteoarthritis, arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Sometimes arthritis can be treated without surgery, such as taking pain medication, using cortisone injections, avoiding painful activities and/or using a specialized ankle brace. If these options don’t work, surgery may be an option.
The orthopaedic surgeons at Grand View Health use the STARTM Ankle System—Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement—named for a well-known Scandinavian surgeon who designed the device. The STAR Ankle System replaces the ankle joint with a three-part prosthetic device that mimics the movement of the ankle.
Your procedure will be performed at The Joint Center at Grand View Health—a unit that’s dedicated to just joint replacement patients. Our respected team of highly trained board-certified orthopaedic surgeons from Upper Bucks Orthopaedics at Grand View Health work with specially trained nurses, therapists and technicians who will help you get back to your favorite activities as quickly as possible.
Our state-of-the-art technology means a quicker recovery, increased mobility and excellent outcomes for our patients. And with improvements in surgical techniques, pain management and pre- and post-op care, it’s now common for most patients to go home from the hospital after just one or two days.