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MICRO FRACTURE TALUS OCD

MICRO FRACTURE TALUS OCD

Talus OCD, or osteochondral defect, is a cartilage injury in the ankle joint.  This usually occur during a trauma like an ankle sprain.  These injuries if left untreated can potentially cause arthritis in the ankle joint.  Cartilage is a structure in a joint that usually does not have any healing potential.  Surgical treatment usually consists of an ankle arthroscopy to remove the damaged and torn cartilage.  Next small holes are placed in the bone underneath to stimulate bleeding and stem cells to form new cartilage in the defect.  Also, grafts may be used to help facilitate new cartilage growth.

At Dr. Chad Kennedy Orthopedic Surgery our we focus on orthopedic repair and reconstruction surgeries for the whole musculoskeletal system, from repairing complex bone fractures to decompressing damaged nerves.

Once a patient’s condition or injury has been diagnosed, we will discuss all treatment options. Depending on the severity of the condition and the patient’s individual situation, these can include medicine, rehabilitation, nonsurgical injections and procedures, immobilization, and surgery.

Orthopedic surgeries can address and correct problems that occur at birth, through injury or as a result of aging, unexpected personal injury or athletic injuries. Depending on the type of surgery, it may be performed under general or local anesthetics.

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