Rehabilitation after cartilage reconstruction

Tomasz T. Antkowiak, Richard D. Ferkel, Martin R. Sullivan, Christopher Kreulen, Eric Giza, Scott R. Whitlow

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Intact articular cartilage surfaces are necessary for smooth motion and pain-free function within the ankle joint. Healthy cartilage surfaces reduce the coefficient of friction, limit peaks of stress, and protect the joint from wear. Damage to the articular cartilage often leads to pain and dysfunction of the joint with limited potential for self-repair [24, 36]. If patients fail conservative management of symptomatic cartilage lesions, several treatment options exist for surgical restoration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTalar Osteochondral Defects
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis, Planning, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783642450976
ISBN (Print)9783642450969
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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