STUDY AND REVIEWS: CASE REVIEWFresh Osteochondral Allografting for Osteochondral Defects of the Talus: A Case ReviewMeehan, Robert E MD1; Brage, Michael E MD2Author Information 1Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan 2Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of California San Diego San Diego, California Address correspondence and reprint requests to Michael E. Brage, MD, Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery, University of California San Diego, 200 West Arbor Drive #8894, San Diego, CA 92103-8894. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: March 2004 - Volume 3 - Issue 1 - p 53-61 Buy Abstract Surgical treatment of osteochondral defects of the talus encompasses a wide variety of procedures. The results of autologous osteochondral grafting have been successful for large articular cartilage defects of the talus. However, the risk of donor site morbidity from the ipsilateral knee cannot be overlooked. The use of fresh osteochondral allograft for cartilage defects in the talus represents an attractive alternative. We present the technique and early results of replacing large osteochondral lesions of the talus with fresh allograft tissue. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.