Surgical treatment of transchondral talar-dome fractures (osteochondritis dissecans). Long-term follow-up.

@article{Alexander1980SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of transchondral talar-dome fractures (osteochondritis dissecans). Long-term follow-up.},
  author={A Herbert Alexander and David M. Lichtman},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1980},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={646-52}
}
Experience with forty-nine patients with surgically treated transchondral fractures of the talar dome seen between 1957 and 1977 at our institution has indicated that surgical treatment yields a good long-term result. Long-term results in twenty-five patients with sufficiently long follow-up (average, sixty-five months) were recorded. Ninety-two per cent of the patients had had a history of severe ankle sprain or fracture and many had had chronic symptoms before the definitive diagnosis was… CONTINUE READING

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