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Medicine - Orthopedics | Talar Osteochondral Defects - Diagnosis, Planning, Treatment, and Rehabilitation

Talar Osteochondral Defects

Diagnosis, Planning, Treatment, and Rehabilitation

van Dijk, C. Niek, Kennedy, John G. (Eds.)

2014, XIII, 155 p. 71 illus., 40 illus. in color.

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  • Offers evidence-based coverage of hot topics relating to talar OCD
  • Provides clear guidance on how to approach a patient with a suspected talar OCD, from diagnosis to rehabilitation
  • Written by a large team of experts in the field of foot and ankle surgery from across the globe

This book addresses hot topics relating to talar osteochondritis dissecans (OCD): improvements in the accuracy of diagnosis, sound preoperative planning, optimal treatment, and procedure-specific rehabilitation protocols. The technical difficulties in each of these areas are identified and evidence-based guidelines are presented. With regard to diagnosis, several chapters discuss the roles of arthroscopy, standard radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and combined imaging modalities (PET/CT and SPECT/CT). The chapters on treatment cover various surgical options and provide an overview of the direct postoperative treatment; in addition, rehabilitation protocols are described for all the treatment procedures.


The book has been written by a team of leading experts in the field of foot and ankle surgery from across the globe who have aimed to provide the reader with an up-to-date handbook ideal for use when approaching a patient with a talar OCD. Their reviews and opinions are based firmly on the best currently available evidence.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Arthroscopy - Articular cartilage - Foot and ankle surgery - Surgical planning - Talar osteochondral defects

Related subjects » Medicine - Orthopedics - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Diagnosis of Chondral Injury after Supination Trauma.- Arthroscopy after Ankle Fracture.- Diagnosis of Osteochondral Lesions by MRI.- Diagnosis of osteochondral defects of the talus by Computerized Tomography (CT) and Single - Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT-CT).- Diagnosis of Osteochondral Defects by Arthroscopy.- Preoperative planning for Osteochondral Defects.- Surgical Approach to Lateral OLT.- Approach to Osteochondral Lesions of the Medial Talus.- Approach to Osteochondral Lesions of the Tibial Plafond.- Meta-analysis on therapy.- Outcome scores.- Follow-up Imaging for Osteochondral Lesions of the Ankle.- Return to sports.- Rehabilitation after Bone Marrow Stimulation.- Rehabilitation After Replacement Procedures (i.e. OATS, allograft).- Rehabilitation After Cartilage Reconstruction.- Talar dome resurfacing with the HemiCap prosthesis.

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