Talar Osteochondral Defects

Diagnosis, Planning, Treatment, and Rehabilitation

  • C. Niek van Dijk
  • John G. Kennedy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Wataru Miyamoto, Masato Takao, Hajo Thermann
    Pages 1-7
  3. James W. Stone, Jin Woo Lee, Hang Seob Yoon, Woo Jin Choi
    Pages 9-20
  4. Thomas M. Link, Patrick Vavken, Victor Valderrabano
    Pages 21-30
  5. Mies A. Korteweg, Martin Wiewiorski, Geert J. Streekstra, Klaus Strobel, Victor Valderrabano, Mario Maas
    Pages 31-42
  6. David E. Oji, David A. McCall, Lew C. Schon, Richard D. Ferkel
    Pages 43-50
  7. Inge C. M. van Eekeren, Arthur J. Kievit, C. Niek van Dijk
    Pages 51-54
  8. Mark E. Easley, Samuel B. Adams Jr.
    Pages 55-65
  9. Keir A. Ross, Niall A. Smyth, John G. Kennedy
    Pages 67-74
  10. Maartje Zengerink, C. Niek van Dijk
    Pages 83-94
  11. Inger N. Sierevelt, Christiaan J. A. van Bergen, Karin Grävare Silbernagel, Daniel Haverkamp, Jón Karlsson
    Pages 95-104
  12. Keir A. Ross, Niall A. Smyth, Francesca Vannini, John G. Kennedy
    Pages 105-111
  13. Inge C. M. van Eekeren, C. Niek van Dijk
    Pages 113-118
  14. Inge C. M. van Eekeren, Kyriacos I. Eleftheriou, Christiaan J. A. van Bergen, James D. F. Calder
    Pages 119-127
  15. Ágnes Berta, László Hangody, Mark E. Easley
    Pages 129-134
  16. Tomasz T. Antkowiak, Richard D. Ferkel, Martin R. Sullivan, Christopher D. Kreulen, Eric Giza, Scott R. Whitlow
    Pages 135-144
  17. Mikel L. Reilingh, C. Niek van Dijk
    Pages 145-150
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 151-155

About this book


This book addresses hot topics relating to talar osteochondritis dissecans (OCD): improvements in the accuracy of diagnosis, sound preoperative planning, optimal treatment, and procedure-specific rehabilitation protocols. The technical difficulties in each of these areas are identified and evidence-based guidelines are presented. With regard to diagnosis, several chapters discuss the roles of arthroscopy, standard radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and combined imaging modalities (PET/CT and SPECT/CT). The chapters on treatment cover various surgical options and provide an overview of the direct postoperative treatment; in addition, rehabilitation protocols are described for all the treatment procedures.


The book has been written by a team of leading experts in the field of foot and ankle surgery from across the globe who have aimed to provide the reader with an up-to-date handbook ideal for use when approaching a patient with a talar OCD. Their reviews and opinions are based firmly on the best currently available evidence.


Arthroscopy Articular cartilage Foot and ankle surgery Surgical planning Talar osteochondral defects

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Niek van Dijk
    • 1
  • John G. Kennedy
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Amsterdam Academic Medical CentreAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Orthopaedic Surgery and TraumatologyHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ESSKA 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-45096-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45097-6
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