[Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions in the Ankle: A Guideline from the Group "Clinical Tissue Regeneration" of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (DGOU)].

@article{Aurich2017TreatmentOO,
  title={[Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions in the Ankle: A Guideline from the Group "Clinical Tissue Regeneration" of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (DGOU)].},
  author={Matthias Aurich and Dirk Albrecht and Peter Angele and Christoph Becher and Stefan Fickert and J{\"u}rgen Fritz and Peter Ernst M{\"u}ller and Philipp Niemeyer and Matthias F Pietschmann and Gunter PK Spahn and Markus Walther},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie},
  year={2017},
  volume={155 1},
  pages={92-99}
}
Background: Osteochondral lesions (OCL) of the ankle are a common cause of ankle pain. Although the precise pathophysiology has not been fully elucidated, it can be assumed that a variety of factors are responsible, mainly including traumatic events such as ankle sprains. Advances in arthroscopy and imaging techniques, in particular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have improved the possibilities for the diagnosis of OCLs of the ankle. Moreover, these technologies aim at developing new… CONTINUE READING

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