3D imaging (ARCADIS)-based Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) guided retrograde drilling in osteochondritis dissecans of the talus.

@article{Richter20083DI,
  title={3D imaging (ARCADIS)-based Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) guided retrograde drilling in osteochondritis dissecans of the talus.},
  author={Martinus Richter and Stefan Zech},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={1243-8}
}
The goal in osteochondral defects of the talus in Stages I and II according to Berndt and Harty is revascularization of the lesion.3 A debridement of the chondral part is required if symptomatic.1,24 This debridement is limited to loose cartilage or cartilage with poor quality.1,22,24 Subchondral drillings of the lesion allow a revascularization. Retrograde drillings leave the chondral surface intact and are advantageous compared with antegrade drillings.5 Arthroscopically guided drillings are… CONTINUE READING