Ankle Arthrosis / Ankle Arthritis - TAR
TAR stands for total ankle replacement. Regardless of the causes (accident, idiopathic arthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint destruction in cases of malposition, and many more), in case of osteoarthritis of the upper ankle joint, surgery can offer significant improvement.
However, for sound advice and a solid recommendation on the best treatment method, a more in-depth knowledge of the soft tissue ratio as well as of the degree of destruction manifest in the osseous and cartilaginous structures of the ankle joint (plus eventual further injury components) is necessary. The decision whether surgery is advisable and which technique should be applied also depends on clinical and, if necessary, extended imaging diagnostic. Only in rare cases, a stiffening is required. We are currently the only clinic worldwide offering minimal-invasive upper ankle joint arthroplasty (TAA) using keyhole surgery.