Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Print version ISSN 0102-3616
LIMA, Everton de; QUEIROZ, Felipe de; LOPES JUNIOR, Osmar Valadão and SPINELLI, Leandro de Freitas. Treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus by means of thearthroscopy-assisted microperforation technique. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2011, vol.46, n.6, pp. 702-708. ISSN 0102-3616. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-36162011000600013.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate patients affected by osteochondral fractures of the talus who were treated surgically by means of arthroscopy-assisted microperforation. METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out on 24 patients with osteochondral lesions of the talus who underwent microperforation assisted by videoarthroscopy of the ankle. They were evaluated using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score system before and after the operation. RESULTS: There were 19 men and 5 women, with a mean age of 35.3 years (minimum of 17 years and maximum of 54 years). The minimum follow-up was two years (maximum of 39 months). All the patients showed an improvement in AOFAS score after surgery, with an average improvement of around 22.5 points. CONCLUSION: Videoarthroscopy-assisted microperforation is a good option for treating osteochondral lesions of the talus and provides good functional results.
Keywords : Osteochondral; Talus [injuries]; Talus [surgery]; Arthroscopy; Ankle.