Title

A Case Report of a Simultaneous Local Osteochondral Autografting and Ankle Arthrodiastasis for the Treatment of a Talar Dome Defect.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2009

Abstract

Talar osteochondral defects (OCDs) are a challenge for treating physicians because they frequently are missed or diagnosed incorrectly, often resulting in severe degenerative arthritis of the ankle joint. Surgical intervention becomes a viable option in the presence of larger OCDs associated with loose bodies or osteochondral lesions that have failed conservative treatment. The successful use of autologous osteochondral autograft in the knee has promoted the applicability in the ankle. This report describes a unique technique for the treatment of large talar osteochondral lesions using a local osteochondral autograft combined with an ankle arthrodiastasis.

Volume

26

Issue

2

First Page

335

Last Page

342

ISSN

1558-2302

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

19389603

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article