doctor suggest the Star over the inbone and salto
Hi Group :
My doctor suggest the Star over the inbone and salto... Do you agree?
Less bone loss should we need to go up the surgery chain is his belief.
I do want to do some sports and don't understand why I can't try like others do with knees and hips?
I've been following your threads now. I am turning 40 this summer and have had 5 years trying to get back to my previous healthy lifestyle. I have consulted DPM's and Orthopedic Surgeons. The overwhelming problem is that they struggle to understand active patients under 40 years old.
If I knew I could afforded prosthesis, I might have gone that route instead of limping through the past few years. I could have enjoyed activities more with my wife and children those past five year. History: open ankle rt ankle fracture in 07 (missed summer 2007), scopes and hardware removal in 08,09 (PT with additional work) and Ankle Distraction (bad 3 months of in cage of death) in fall of 2010. Had good pain results and even got a good gait, walk back until the joint collapsed right in Feb of 2012.
I am tired and want results. I've consulted many doctors in Chicago, Milwaukee, LA, NY, GA and SC for consensus. Many suggest fusion as gold standard, but others have allowed me to work up the chain to get the best result possible. Right now TAR, Fusion and Prosthesis is on the table.
You would be walking in two months and running in 3-4. The problem is the cost of multiple prosthetic limbs and the knowledge that once it is gone it is gone.
I am leaning toward the TAR over everything else and hope to understand DSR's results as a 32 year old active person. I would love to understand what you expect from your STAR ankle replacement in the next 5-10 years.
Last edited by Administrator; 04-30-2012 at 01:09 PM.