FDA Issues Safety Communication on STAR Ankle

The STAR Ankle

FDA is advising patients, caregivers and healthcare providers about a higher than expected risk of breakage of the polyethylene component of the STAR ankle replacement, as early as three to four years after implantation. Fracture of the component may lead to surgery to repair or replace the device.

Based on FDA’s analysis of FDA-required...

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Julie Vetalice is ORTHOWORLD's Editorial Assistant. She has covered the orthopedic industry for over 20 years, having joined the company in 1999.

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