Case 6: Total Ankle Replacement with 3D Printed Talus (STJ Fusion)
Performed by Dr. Adam Perler in November, 2019 at SurgCenter Pinellas.
Patient had a previous attempt at a subtalar joint fusion several years that ultimately failed, leading to debilitating arthritis of both her ankle and subtalar joints. Patient didn’t want fusion and a traditional ankle replacement was not feasible due to the loss of bone integrity of the talus.
The patient elected to have a total ankle replacement with a simultaneous subtalar joint fusion using a special 3D printed total talus. She was the first patient to have this performed in Florida.
The surgery was done using Wright Medical Prophecy patient specific instrumentation for the tibia and bearing and Additive Orthopaedics for the 3D printed total talus.