One-Stage Treatment for Osteochondral Lesion of the Talus

  • Bogusław Sadlik
  • Alberto Gobbi
  • Karol Pałka
  • Katarzyna Herman


Chondral lesions of the talus are usually caused by acute ankle sprain or a chronic ankle instability due to insufficiency of the passive lateral ankle stabilizers. In most of the patients, the lesion remains asymptomatic for a long period of time. Pain, the first clinical symptom of the lesions, usually starts when subchondral bone is affected by the repetitive microtrauma and the chondral lesion becomes an on osteochondral lesion. That is why the patient who qualifies to be treated operatively usually has an osteochondral lesion that needs a bilayer reconstruction. In those cases a technique that is a combination of both bone and cartilage reconstruction is recommended. The biological osteochondral reconstruction (BIOR) technique allows the surgeon to not only treat the cartilage but also the underlying bone. In severe cases of osteochondral lesion, a sophisticated reconstruction of the talar dome shape is needed in order to regain the ankle joint congruency.


Biological inlay reconstruction Talar osteochondral lesions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bogusław Sadlik
    • 1
  • Alberto Gobbi
    • 2
  • Karol Pałka
    • 1
    • 3
  • Katarzyna Herman
    • 2
  1. 1.Biological Joint Reconstruction DepartmentSt. Luke’s HospitalBielsko-BiałaPoland
  2. 2.Orthopaedic Arthroscopic Surgery International (OASI), Bioresearch Foundation Gobbi NPOMilanItaly
  3. 3.Medical University of SilesiaKatowicePoland

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