Microfracture treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus

Woo Jin Choi, Masato Takao, Jin Woo Lee

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Abstract

Microfracture is in widespread clinical use as an intervention for symptomatic cartilage defects. Although effective when used with strict indications for treating smaller talar dome defects, the resultant fibrocartilagenous repair tissue shows degradation over time when this approach is used in larger or uncontained defects. This article reviews the indications, techniques, and results of microfracture in treating osteochondral lesion of the talus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalOperative Techniques in Orthopaedics
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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