Particulated Autograft Cartilage Implantation for the Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: A Novel Technique

Connor Delman, John Wuellner, Christopher Kreulen, Gregg Lundeen, Eric Giza

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Abstract

Osteochondral lesions of the talus often occur following ankle sprains and fractures. Operative intervention is typically required because of the diminished intrinsic repair capability of talar articular cartilage. Several techniques have evolved that emphasize replacing the defect with cartilage that closely mimics the biological properties of hyaline articular cartilage. The goals of operative treatment are resolution of symptoms, physiologic healing, and restoration of function while eliminating the need for further intervention. This article describes a novel, single-step technique for the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus with the use of particulated autograft cartilage implantation. Levels of Evidence: Level V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-371
Number of pages7
JournalFoot and Ankle Specialist
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018

Keywords

  • autograft
  • osteochondral lesion
  • particulated cartilage
  • talus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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