Arthroscopic treatment of Talus Osteochondral Lesion with BioCartilage
The video demonstrates the surgical technique for the arthroscopic treatment of an osteochondral lesion of the talus with micronized allograft cartilage matrix (BioCartilage). The lesion is debrided to its base and vertical borders are created. Marrow stimulation is then performed. Next all water is removed from the joint and the lesion is completely dried. The BioCartilage is introduced into the lesion and filled to just under the articular surface. It is contoured appropriately, and fibrin glue is applied to the surface of the lesion. This is allowed to set without manipulation for 5 minutes.
Sarang Desai, DO
Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery. 13(3):167-173, September 2014