Re: Ankle replacement tar
What TAR does he use and how many has he done? I would get a second and third opinion. Make sure you get a Dr that has done several, not under 100 for sure.
I had a lot of complications and have had 5 surgeries since my replacement. I had the STAR on 8/24/11, then a debridgement on 11/23/11, still had pain and swelling so they did a revision and put a smaller lower component in on 5/24/12. Then I had pain around my heal and they said my sub talar joint was collapsing so I had to get that fused. I still couldn't walk right and the lower component was tilted way back. I finally went to Chicago on 4/2/13 and they took out the STAR and put the InBone II ankle in and did a calcaneal osteotomy on my heal. The Dr I was referred to in Chicago is one of the top 23 ankle surgeons in the US, but with so much scar tissue from the same incision being cut open 4 times, I am still having trouble with my down motion, but it has only been 8 weeks.