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

Ronald Belczyk, John J. Stapleton, Thomas Zgonis, Vasilios D. Polyzois

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-342
Number of pages8
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

Keywords

  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle arthrodiastasis
  • Ilizarov external fixation
  • Osteochondral talar defect
  • Talar cartilage repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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