Improved visualization of the 70° arthroscope in the treatment of talar osteochondral defects

Pietro Spennacchio, Pietro Randelli, Paolo Arrigoni, Niek van Dijk

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Abstract

Osteochondral defects (OCDs) of the talus are a common cause of residual pain after ankle injuries. When conservative treatment fails, arthroscopic debridement combined with drilling/microfracturing of the lesion (bone marrow stimulation [BMS] procedures) has been shown to provide good to excellent outcomes. Not uncommonly, talar OCDs involve the borders of the talar dome. These uncontained lesions are sometimes difficult to visualize with the 30° arthroscope, with potential negative effect on the clinical outcome of an arthroscopic BMS procedure. The use of the 70° arthroscope has been described for a multitude of common knee, shoulder, elbow, and hip procedures. The purpose of this article is to show the usefulness of the 70° arthroscope in arthroscopic BMS procedures, pointing out which kinds of talar OCDs can benefit most from its use.

Original languageEnglish
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

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Arthroscopes
Bone Marrow
Ankle Injuries
Talus
Debridement
Therapeutics
Elbow
Hip
Knee
Pain

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Improved visualization of the 70° arthroscope in the treatment of talar osteochondral defects. / Spennacchio, Pietro; Randelli, Pietro; Arrigoni, Paolo; van Dijk, Niek.

In: Arthroscopy Techniques, Vol. 2, No. 2, 05.2013.

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Spennacchio, Pietro ; Randelli, Pietro ; Arrigoni, Paolo ; van Dijk, Niek. / Improved visualization of the 70° arthroscope in the treatment of talar osteochondral defects. In: Arthroscopy Techniques. 2013 ; Vol. 2, No. 2.
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