Treatments for avascular necrosis of the talus: a systematic review.

  title={Treatments for avascular necrosis of the talus: a systematic review.},
  author={Christopher E Gross and Bryan Haughom and Jaskarndip Chahal and George B. Holmes},
  journal={Foot & ankle specialist},
  volume={7 5},
INTRODUCTION Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the talus is a challenging entity to treat. Poor outcomes remain all too common. The purpose of this systematic review was to: identify and summarize all available evidence for the treatment of talar AVN; provide treatment recommendations; and highlight gaps in the literature. METHODS We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE using a unique algorithm. The Oxford Level of Evidence Guidelines and GRADE recommendations were used to rate the quality of evidence and… CONTINUE READING
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