Arthroscopic Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus With Microfracture and Platelet-Rich Plasma-Infused Micronized Cartilage Allograft


Journal Article

© 2020 Arthroscopy Association of North America Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs) are difficult to treat. Arthroscopic microfracture augmented with micronized cartilage (BioCartilage; Arthrex, Naples, FL) and platelet-rich plasma is emerging as a treatment for moderate-sized, well-contained full-thickness OLTs. This treatment may provide superior histologic results and is less technically demanding and yields less morbidity than an open osteochondral allograft or autograft transfer. This technique guide presents the senior author's preferred strategy for treatment of a moderate-sized OLT with arthroscopic microfracture and placement of micronized cartilage and platelet-rich plasma.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cunningham, DJ; Adams, SB

Published Date

  • May 1, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 5

Start / End Page

  • e627 - e637

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2212-6287

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.eats.2020.01.012

Citation Source

  • Scopus