Conservative Management and Biological Treatment Strategies: Proceedings of the International Consensus Meeting on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle.

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BACKGROUND: The evidence supporting best practice guidelines in the field of cartilage repair of the ankle are based on both low quality and low levels of evidence. Therefore, an international consensus group of experts was convened to collaboratively advance toward consensus opinions based on the best available evidence on key topics within cartilage repair of the ankle. The purpose of this article is to report the consensus statements on "Conservative Management and Biological Treatment Strategies" developed at the 2017 International Consensus Meeting on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle. METHODS: Seventy-five international experts in cartilage repair of the ankle representing 25 countries and 1 territory were convened and participated in a process based on the Delphi method of achieving consensus. Questions and statements were drafted within 11 working groups focusing on specific topics within cartilage repair of the ankle, after which a comprehensive literature review was performed and the available evidence for each statement was graded. Discussion and debate occurred in cases where statements were not agreed upon in unanimous fashion within the working groups. A final vote was then held, and the strength of consensus was characterized as follows: consensus, 51% to 74%; strong consensus, 75% to 99%; unanimous, 100%. RESULTS: A total of 12 statements on Conservative Management and Biological Treatment Strategies reached consensus during the 2017 International Consensus Meeting on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle. Ten statements reached strong consensus (greater than 75% agreement), and 2 achieved consensus. CONCLUSIONS: This international consensus derived from leaders in the field will assist clinicians with conservative management and biological treatment strategies for osteochondral lesions of the talus.

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  • Dombrowski, ME; Yasui, Y; Murawski, CD; Fortier, LA; Giza, E; Haleem, AM; Hamid, K; Tuan, R; Zhang, Z; Schon, LC; Hogan, MV; International Consensus Group on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle,

Published Date

  • July 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 1_suppl

Start / End Page

  • 9S - 15S

PubMed ID

  • 30215314

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30215314

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1944-7876

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1071100718779390

Conference Location

  • United States