The TARIC TAR was developed by Schill in Germany and has been used since 2006. The TARIC prosthesis has a titanium coating and is optionally available with an additional hydroxyapatite coating. The tibial component has two fixation pegs. Before creating the TARIC TAR, the designer had experience with the TRP and STAR prostheses.

Currently, there are no studies available addressing clinical outcomes or surgical technique of the TARIC TAR.

References

  1. Schill,S., Rehart,S., and Fink,B.: Endoprothetik am rheumatischen oberen Sprunggelenk: Historie und Zukunftsperspektive. Fuss Sprungg, 4:98-105, 2006.
  2. Gougoulias,N.E., Khanna,A., and Maffulli,N.: History and evolution in total ankle arthroplasty. Br Med Bull, 89:111-151, 2009.
  3. Schill,S., Biehl,C., and Thabe,H.: Ankle prostheses. Mid-term results after Thompson-Richards and STAR prostheses. Orthopade, 27:183-187, 1998.