Avascular Osteonecrosis of the Talus: Current Treatment Strategies.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Avascular osteonecrosis (AVN) of the talus (AVNT) is a painful and challenging clinical diagnosis. AVNT has multiple known risk factors and etiologies and presents at different stages in severity. Given these unique factors, the optimal treatment solution has yet to be determined. Both joint-preserving and joint-sacrificing procedures are available, including core decompression and arthrodeses. Recently, new salvage and replacement techniques have been described including vascularized pedicle bone grafts and total talus replacement using patient-specific prosthesis; however, evidence remains limited. This review examines the current trends AVNT treatment and the emerging data behind these novel techniques.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhang, H; Fletcher, AN; Scott, DJ; Nunley, J

Published Date

  • February 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 291 - 302

PubMed ID

  • 34753345

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1944-7876

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/10711007211051013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States