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Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2010 Mar;130(3):329-33. doi: 10.1007/s00402-008-0783-7. Epub 2008 Dec 3.

Osteocartilaginous lesions of the talus in soccer players.

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Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Fundación García Cugat, Hospital Quiron, Plaza Alfonso Comín 5-7, Barcelona, Spain. roberto6jas@gmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this study is to describe the results of arthroscopic debridement for talar lesions in a population of soccer players.

PATIENTS:

Patients were sixteen soccer players with osteochondral talar lesions, treated surgically between 1999 and 2004.

INTERVENTIONS:

All patients were diagnosed clinically. Complementary imaging studies included X-ray, scintigraphy, and magnetic resonance imaging. All patients underwent arthroscopic debridement.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS:

At 3.56 years of follow up, patient status was assessed using a visual analog scale (VAS) and the Ogilvie-Harris scale. The mean time to return to sports at the same level as that before the start of symptoms was evaluated.

RESULTS:

The Ogilvie-Harris score showed 81.75% excellent results and 18.25% good results. The VAS score was 0.26 (0-2.2). Among the total, 93.75% of patients resumed sports activities at the same level as that before surgery.

CONCLUSIONS:

Arthroscopic debridement of talar osteochondral lesions in soccer players provides excellent results. We consider this option the treatment of choice in this population.

PMID:
19050906
DOI:
10.1007/s00402-008-0783-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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