Arthroscopic Implantation of a Cartilage Matrix for an Osteochondral Defect of the Talus: A Case Report

J Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 Sep;58(5):1014-1018. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2018.12.034. Epub 2019 Jul 23.


Advances have been made in the treatment for osteochondral defects of the talus, but these injuries continue to be a challenge for foot and ankle surgeons. We present an arthroscopically assisted technique that uses an allogenic cartilage graft in treating an osteochondral lesion of the medial dome of the talus. A brief discussion on current surgical options for osteochondral defects of the talus is also provided.

Keywords: ankle; osteochondral lesion; surgery; talus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ankle Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Ankle Injuries / etiology
  • Ankle Injuries / surgery*
  • Arthroscopy*
  • Cartilage, Articular / transplantation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Talus / injuries*
  • Talus / surgery*