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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

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: March 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 1 - p 45–49
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e31824696d7

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.

Orthopaedic Research Center Amsterdam, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Mikel L. Reilingh, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands. E-mail:

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.