Tips & PearlsAchieving Distraction During TNJ ArthroscopyPatel, Nimesh G. MRCS; Batten, Timothy MRCS; Loxdale, Patrick FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) Author Information Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Torbay Hospital, Newton Road, Torquay The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Nimesh G. Patel, MRCS, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Torbay Hospital, Newton Road, Torquay, TQ2 7AA, UK. E-mail: [email protected]. Techniques in Orthopaedics: June 2016 - Volume 31 - Issue 2 - p 127-129 doi: 10.1097/BTO.0000000000000149 Buy Metrics Abstract We present a technique whereby osteochondral defects of the talar head can be treated arthroscopically with less difficulty by achieving adequate distraction of the talonavicular joint using Hintermann distractors. This allows ease of access to an area notoriously difficult using a standard arthroscope, with little risk. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.