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I've read the ankle replacement forum for some time now (about 20 pages worth). My wife had a tri-malleolar break four+ years ago. The cartilage is gone. She's a candidate for TAR, and has investigated two docs here in Virginia: Dr. Cooper at Georgetown and Dr Schipper at Anderson (Schipper operates out of Inova Fairfax). Cooper performs the STAR replacment; Schipper installs the Infinity. I would be very grateful to hear from those with personal experience -- which hospital is better, which surgeon, which system. She (and I) are tending toward the Infinity because it is a fixed bearing system. I did do some research on the Zimmer system -- the significant improvement might be the highly crosslinked poly as opposed to the ultra molecular poly alone (for the spacer), but I'm not an engineer nor a doctor...just doing due diligence. Thanks for responses in advance - John.
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