Use of the Salto Talaris Total Ankle Prosthesis

Abstract

The Salto Talaris Total Ankle Prosthesis (Tornier) is a two-component, fixed-bearing prosthesis that was approved for use by the FDA in 2006. The Salto Talaris is a modification of the mobile-bearing Salto prosthesis, which has been used in Europe since the late 1990s. The Salto Talaris design features a dual-radius talar implant that mimics the kinematics of the native ankle and a mobile-bearing tibial trial implant that rotates based on the position of the talar trial implant, in theory creating a more congruent tibiotalar relationship. This article reviews the indications for total ankle replacement, the key features of the Salto Talaris prosthesis, and the pertinent technical aspects of the surgical technique.

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