Debridement of chondral lesions in stable ankles had good results in 75% of cases, while treatment of similar lesions in unstable ankles showed only 33% good results.1 This confirms the need to restore stability when treating articular cartilage injuries in the talus. Most reports on arthroscopic treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus using debridement and drilling of the lesion have been favorable with good to excellent results reported in 85% to 90% of cases.14 These results equal or surpass those of traditional open techniques. A recent report on the microfracture technique at 2-year follow-up has shown good to excellent results in 78%.17 Mosaicplasty has also shown encouraging results in treating lesions over 1 cm in size. Good to excellent results have been reported in 94% of patients having this procedure with 2- to 7-year follow-up.19 A few small series of patients treated with autologous chondrocyte transplantation have been reported with good results in most patients.20,21
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