Biological osteosynthesis in osteochondral lesions of the talus

S. Giannini, F. Ceccarelli, M. Girolami, G. Coppola, A. Ferrari

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Osteochondral lesions of the dome of the talus whether medial or lateral are rare. Surgical treatment is required when there is a loose body, or when the lesion is symptomatic and resistants to nonsurgical treatment. Usually, the degenerated fragment is removed, followed by curettage and multiple performations of the subchondral bed, but different methods may be used to reinsert the osteocartilaginous fragment. Having been satisfied with our first studies conducted both on animals and man, we began to reinsert the osteochondral fragment by using resorbable means of synthesis. The purpose of this study is to report our experiences with 3 such cases at a minimum follow-up of one year.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-432
Number of pages8
JournalItalian Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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