Redomicrofracture as a Treatment for Osteochondral Lesion of Talus after the Failure of Arthroscopic Microfracture
Journal of Korean Foot and Ankle Society (대한족부족관절학회지)
Journal of Korean Foot and Ankle Society (대한족부족관절학회지), Vol.19(2) : 43~46, 2015
Arthroscopic treatment has been reported to provide effective improvement of ankle function when used in treatment of small osteochondral lesion of talus; however, favorable long-term results have been less predictable for large osteochondral lesion of talus. In cases in which primary arthroscopic treatment fails, the decision regarding which subsequent technique to choose has become increasingly difficult, as good clinical outcomes may be unlikely for such patients irrespective of the surgical technique used. Redomicrofracture should be used judiciously for treatment of osteochondral lesion of talus in which arthroscopic treatment has failed.