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Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e31824696d7
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Novel Metal Implantation Technique for Osteochondral Defects of the Medial Talar Dome

Reilingh, Mikel L. MD; van Bergen, Christiaan J. A. MD; van Dijk, C. Niek MD, PhD

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Abstract

The optimal treatment for large osteochondral defects of the talus or secondary treatment after failed primary surgical treatment is yet to be determined. A metal implant with a diameter of 15 mm has been developed for treatment of these lesions of the medial talar dome. The approach by means of a medial malleolar osteotomy and the implantation technique are outlined. The surgical technique is safe and reproducible, and short-term clinical results are promising.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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