Cartilage Lesions of the Ankle

  • Gian Luigi Canata
  • C. Niek van Dijk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Sandro Giannini, Paolo Spinnato, Francesca Vannini
    Pages 1-9
  3. Ezequiel Palmanovich, Meir Nyska
    Pages 11-15
  4. Sandro Giannini, Marco Cavallo, Francesco Castagnini
    Pages 17-26
  5. Gian Luigi Canata, Valentina Casale
    Pages 27-36
  6. Károly Pap, Ágnes Berta, László Hangody
    Pages 37-52
  7. Ramon Cugat, Xavier Cusco, Roberto Seijas, Pedro Alvarez Diaz, Gilbert Steinbacher, Marta Rius
    Pages 67-75

About this book


This booklet, published in cooperation with ISAKOS, is a concise, up-to-date guide and reference on the treatment of cartilage lesions of the ankle that will be of practical clinical value for specialists in sports medicine and sports traumatology. Different techniques and the management of various lesions are described step by step, guiding the practitioner through the entire spectrum of care from evaluation of the injury to successful recovery.

Chondral and osteochondral lesions of the talus can present as a consequence of repetitive ankle injuries, causing chronic pain, recurrent swelling, and weakness and stiffness of the ankle joint. An accurate early diagnosis is required, using clinical evaluation, imaging techniques, and arthroscopy of the ankle. In acute and non-displaced chondral and osteochondral lesions, conservative treatment is the mainstay. Surgery is recommended for unstable and persistent lesions and consists in several techniques focused on regeneration of the cartilage. Returning to play is possible after testing balance and proprioception, strength, range of motion, and agility.


Arthroscopy Chondral Injury Osteochondral Injury Sports Injury Talus Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Gian Luigi Canata
    • 1
  • C. Niek van Dijk
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Sports MedicineCentre of Sports Traumatology Koelliker HospitalTurinItaly
  2. 2.Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Amsterdam Academic Medical CentreAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ISAKOS 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-46331-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-46332-1
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