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Closed Percutaneous Drilling for Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Talus: A Report of Two Cases

GEPSTEIN, REUVEN; CONFORTY, BORIS; WEISS, ROY, E.; HALLEL, TOM

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: December 1986 - Volume 213 - Issue - p 197–200
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Two cases of osteochondritis dissecans of the talar dome treated by closed percutaneous drilling are presented to illustrate a procedure for high-risk patients. The operation is performed with the aid of an image intensifier. The ostoechondral fragment is percutaneously drilled to avoid open operation and osteotomizing the medial malleolus.

From the Orthopaedic Department, Meir General Hospital, Kfar Saba and Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel.

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