Osteochondral lesions of the talus are a frequently encountered treatment challenge for the foot and ankle surgeon. Treatment options for these lesions can vary. Nonoperative treatment has a low success rate, while operative intervention has better outcomes. Multiple operative treatment modalities exist. These include excision with debridement and drilling or microfracture, as well as osteochondral grafting, using autograft or allograft. Knowledge of the proper exposures and treatment modalities is essential for the foot and ankle surgeon.
Osteochondral lesion Osteochondritis dissecans Cartilage Talus Open treatment
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