FOOT AND ANKLEOsteochondritis dissecans of the talar head natural history and review of literatureThacker, Mihir M.; Dabney, Kirk W.; Mackenzie, William G.Author Information Department of Orthopedics, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Nemours Children's Clinic, Wilmington, Delaware, USA Correspondence to Mihir M. Thacker, MD, Department of Orthopedics, Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803, USA Tel: +1 302 651 5740; fax: +1 302 651 5951; e-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: July 2012 - Volume 21 - Issue 4 - p 373-376 doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e328346c076 Buy Metrics Abstract Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the talar dome is relatively common, however, OCD of the talar head is extremely rare. We present two cases of OCDs of the talar head. This report describes the natural history of this rare condition and its evolution until skeletal maturity. The literature of OCD in this unusual location is reviewed. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.