Total ankle replacement : comparison of the outcomes of STAR and Mobility


ankle ; replacement ; arthroplasty ; prosthesis ; arthritis.

Published online: Jun 01 2020

Martin Raglan, John T. Machin, Suzie Cro, Andrew Taylor, Sunil Dhar

From the Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust


Total Ankle Replacement is a recognised treatment for end-stage ankle arthritis and an alternative to arthrodesis. This study reviews a single centre series of prospectively collected outcome measures to determine whether the Mobility performs better than the Scandinavian ankle replacement. The primary outcome measure was the survivorship. Secondary outcome measures consisted of complications and international scoring systems.

147 Scandinavian and 162 Mobility ankle replacements were reviewed at a mean follow up of 12.4 and 7.7 years respectively. The revision rate, which included liner exchange, component exchange or removal of implant was at 7 years 12.3% (18) for Scandinavian and 5.2% (8) for Mobility. The complication rate was 16.5% (22) for Scandinavian compared to 9.9 % (15) for Mobility.

The results of our unit compare favourably with previous published studies. In this study the Mobility has been shown to have more favourable results at 7 years compared to the Scandinavian.