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Sports Med Arthrosc. 2009 Jun;17(2):87-93. doi: 10.1097/JSA.0b013e3181a3d7a8.

Osteochondral injuries of the foot and ankle.

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  • 1Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, Shropshire, England.


Osteochondral injuries commonly affect the ankle joint and involve the dome of the talus. This article describes the etiology and pathogenesis of these injuries. Their clinical presentation is described and advice is given on how to diagnose and investigate suspected osteochondral injuries. The various treatment options currently available are briefly reviewed. There is some attempt made to give consensus on optimal treatment of this condition at the present time.

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