Clinical outcomes of early weight-bearing after arthroscopic microfracture during the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus.

@article{Li2014ClinicalOO,
  title={Clinical outcomes of early weight-bearing after arthroscopic microfracture during the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus.},
  author={Shuyuan Li and Hongliang Li and Yujie Liu and Feng Qu and Junliang Wang and Chang Liu},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={127 13},
  pages={2470-4}
}
BACKGROUND The time until weight-bearing after arthroscopic microfracture when treating osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT) is very important to the clinical outcomes of the operation. However, there have been no consistent opinions regarding the optimal time to start weight-bearing postoperatively. Many opinions advocate that weight-bearing should begin not earlier than the sixth or eighth week postoperatively, whereas others point out that earlier weight-bearing could also obtain… CONTINUE READING

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