PubMed  2013;21(6):1328-1337. We recorded the demographics of the patients and their education level. Fourteen patients, who had been treated with arthroscopic debridement and microfracture, were followed prospectively. Detailed information regarding the surgical interventions was provided to all patients. In addition, compliance to the rehabilitation protocol after surgery is an essential factor in the success of the treatment of TOL [14–17]. Elastic resistance cord exercises can begin about 8 weeks following surgery. Hood is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon. Various authors cite ranges of non-weightbearing from one week to three months after microfracture surgery to the talus. I began to consider the procedure of microfracture as an iatrogenic osteochondral lesion of the talus. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, http://journals.lww.com/jbjsjournal/Abstract/1959/41060/Transchondral_Fractures__Osteochondritis.2.aspx, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13018-017-0548-5. Knee micro-fracture procedures involve a lengthy rehabilitation process that involves controlled passive movement with protected weight bearing. Watch a brief explanation by Dr. Stone about why microfracture fails For cartilage repair to work consistently, it must be augmented. 3. Foot Ankle Clin. Osteochondral lesions of the talus: aspects of current management. Google ScholarÂ. Hannon CP, Smyth NA, Murawski CD, et al. The Kendall’s tau correlation test was used for the correlation analysis of the weight exerted on the leg and the VAS and AOFAS scores because the sample size was small. Standard anteromedial and anterolateral portals were used with non-invasive distraction for ankle arthroscopy. 2014;127(13):2470–4. Researchers have cited that intermittent or continuous high local pressure interferes with bone perfusion, which may lead to osteonecrosis, bone resorption and formation of lytic regions.6 Sources of this pressure include mechanical forces, gravity, compression, fluid stress and hydrostatic pressure exchanges as a repetitive cycle of fluid exchange during activities such as weightbearing.1,6 With each step, synovial fluid travels under high pressure from the joint space through the subchondral bone plate, into the bone and back out again. J Orthop Surg Res 12, 46 (2017). Lee DH, Lee KB, Jung ST, Seon JK, Kim MS, Sung IH. The repeated stress of weight-bearing exercise causes the bone to thicken and strengthen, so it is a vital part of rehabilitation. Outcomes following microfracture in grade 3 and 4 articular cartilage lesions of the ankle. The mean value was 4.34% ±0.8 at the first postoperative week, 6.95% ±2.3 at the third postoperative week, and 10.8% ±4.8 at the sixth postoperative week. 2014;96 B(2):164-171. Wodicka R, Ferkel E, Ferkel R. Osteochondral lesions of the ankle. We observed a significant decrease in the VAS scores of the patients during the postoperative period. Springer Nature. MD visit at 4 weeks post-op, will progress to full weight bearing and discontinue use of rehab brace; Manual Choi WJ, Jo J, Lee JW. 6.      van Dijk CN, Reilingh ML, Zengerink M, van Bergen CJA. Rubin G, Monder O, Zohar R, Oster A, Konra O, Rozen N. Toe-touch weight bearing: myth or reality? Follow him on Twitter at @crhoodjrdpm. The recommended rehabilitation following microfracture is a lengthy process. Most orthopedic surgeons will recommend that the patient be “non weight bearing” for a significant amount of time following the surgery. For special situations and in winter months a brace may also be used. However, there is little information in the literature regarding transmitted weight to the affected side with this walking pattern, and the typical value of transmitted weight with ideal walking is unknown [17, 20]. In the literature, touchdown weight bearing was explained in details [19]. Berndt AL, Harty M. Transchondral fractures (osteochondritis dissecans) of the talus. Orthopade. Phase I (0-6 Weeks): Immediate post-operative care The patient typically spends the first six weeks after microfracture on crutches, either non-weight bearing or toe touch weight bearing. Clanton TO, Johnson NS, Matheny LM. Correspondence to Rehabilitation following microfracture for chondral injury in the knee. 4. Weight bearing after a periarticular fracture: what is the evidence? Levy et al14 published a postoperative rehabilitation protocol with early weight-bearing (EWB) less than 1 week postoperatively, and a return to sports at an average of 11 weeks after knee microfracture. Manage cookies/Do not sell my data we use in the preference centre. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13018-017-0548-5, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13018-017-0548-5. doi:10.3928/01477447-20140528-55. The main limitation of this study was the small sample size. Dr. Questions for discussion: What is your normal weightbearing progression for patients having microfracture repair of the talus? When the microfracture is on the kne… Cite this article. doi:10.1177/1938640014543362. MA is a surgeon and contributed to the objective of study and statistical analysis. Reasons for a delay in weightbearing included the notion that the quality and volume of repaired tissue is affected by postoperative joint loading with excess loads weakening or destroying the repair tissue.4 Axial weightbearing pressure may also cause edge loading around the debrided lesion, decreasing repair tissue adherence and inadvertently increasing lesion size.2,4. Hurst JM, Steadman JR, O’Brien L, Rodkey WG, Briggs KK. The transmitted weights of the patients and VAS scores were analyzed with Kendall’s tau correlation test, and we found a negative correlation between VAS score and transmitted weight (Kendall’s tau b = −0.445 and p = 0.0228) (Fig. 2a, b). Haller JM, Potter MQ, Kubiak EN. Micro-fracture knee surgery is done to treat chondral defects of the knee joint. Based on the results of the healthy individuals, a mean basal limit was determined for the percentage of weight transmission to the ground during touchdown weight bearing walking. Orthop Clin North Am. The amount of weight put on the area of microfracture must be limited.2 This allows the cells to grow in develop in the area that underwent the microfracture treatment. In that study, the authors used a touchdown weight bearing limit of 25 lbs (11.33 kg) ± 10 lbs for all patients without giving a reference or a control measurement for this issue. If the weight-bearing axis falls within the neutral 25% of either compartment ( green area), the alignment of the knee would be considered normal. However, this compliance did not continue throughout the postoperative period, especially after 3 weeks. Another limitation of our study is the lack of a reference for the ideal amount of weight transmission to the ground with touchdown weight bearing. However, there are some controversies regarding weight bearing restrictions, such as the definitions of weight bearing patterns and the best way to teach such patterns to patients [16]. 2012;42(10):857–70. Patients progress to full weight-bearing after 8 weeks and begin a more vigorous program of active motion of the knee with elastic resistance cord exercises. Based on these results, we reject the null hypothesis of mutual independence between the VAS score and touchdown weight bearing rankings. 2001;(391 Suppl):S362-9. Mithoefer K, Williams RJ, Warren RF, et al. 4. The proposed gait pattern after microfracture treatment is non-weight bearing, touchdown weight bearing, partial weight bearing, tolerated weight bearing, or full-weight bearing, according to the surgical procedure. Due to the debilitating effects of prolonged non weight-bearing and lack of aggressive quadriceps exercises in the early postoperative period, the patient can expect significant quadriceps wasting and functional limitation at the ten to twelve week point following surgery. Patients (between 17 and 65 years) with TOL lesions that were smaller than 1.5 cm2 according to the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements and had no subchondral cysts, were included in this study. Continuous recording of vertical loads using a new pressure-sensitive insole. Podiatry Today is a trademark of HMP. Ten male patients and four female patients composed our study group, and the mean age of the patients was 26.6 ± 6 years (range, 17–42 years). Osteochondral lesions of the talus: a current concepts review and evidence-based treatment paradigm. During weightbearing, axial loading between the tibia and talus results in pressure that theoretically forces joint fluid (and the contained inflammatory markers) into the path of least resistance. The patients were evaluated for weight bearing using a Medscan System (Tekscan®, Inc. Boston, USA), a stationary gait analysis and feedback system at the gait analysis laboratory of our clinic. Treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee with microfracture … Use axillary crutches, to follow the weight bearing guidelines below. doi:10.1007/s11999-010-1764-z. Article  Tveit M, Kärrholm J. Rehabilitation and return-to-sports activity after debridement and bone marrow stimulation of osteochondral talar defects. PubMed  Foot / Ankle :: Early Weight Bearing After OCD Talus Microfracture? Three- to four-millimeter-spaced holes were created via microfracture according to lesion size. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated. Article  In patients with smaller lesions, less than 1 cm, this prescription may be shorter. Gait non weight bearing x 4 weeks. Comparison of early versus delayed weightbearing outcomes after microfracture for small to midsized osteochondral lesions of the talus. In that study the weight limit for touchdown weight bearing was 25 lbs; however, the appropriate limit has not been described in the literature. While maintaining this extended position, practice quadriceps setting. Int Orthop. After debridement and curettage of the lesion, a viable subchondral bone was obtained. Subchondroplasty for treating bone marrow lesions. This review identified 22 studies (13 RCTs, 3 prospective and 2 retrospective cohort studies, 1 matched-pair study and 3 case series) addressing weight-bearing after microfracture in the knee.25–45 A total of 900 patients, with a mean age of 33.4 years (range 16–66 years), were examined. In another study, Ruiz et al. Orthopedics. High-impact athletics after knee articular cartilage repair: a prospective evaluation of the microfracture technique. Zengerink M, Struijs PA, Tol JL, van Dijk CN. Therefore regaining full range of movement and redeveloping quadriceps muscle strength will take a lo… The authors reported that only 27% of steps were within the acceptable range. All patients signed an informed consent form that thoroughly explained the operative technique and rehabilitation program that they would undergo. The authors evaluated both the amount of weight bearing and the percentage of steps within the acceptable range and reported that the majority of steps had less than the prescribed amount of weight bearing at discharge, whereas the majority of steps had more than the prescribed amount of weight bearing at the first follow-up. Knee Surgery, Sport Traumatol Arthrosc. 1. 2014;35(8):764–70. However, the study group was homogenous and received a standard treatment, and no patients were lost during the follow-up. Google ScholarÂ. 2013;18(1):67–78. doi:10.1007/s00132-008-1213-9. There are various methods of treatment, the main two being bone marrow stimulation through microfracture surgery or cartilage implantation through allograft or autograft methods. When the microfracture is on the top of the shin bone (tibia) or the end of the thigh bone (femur), weight is limited by having a patient use crutches. 2013;37:1697-1706. The rehabilitation protocol for microfracture surgery differs from that of many other types of knee surgery. 2008;37(3):196, 198–203. Google ScholarÂ. doi:10.1177/1071100714539656. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the compliance of our patients with a touchdown weight bearing (without supporting any weight on the affected side by only touching the plantar aspect of the foot to the ground to maintain balance to protect the affected side from mechanical loading) postoperative rehabilitation protocol after treatment of talar osteochondral lesion (TOL). Between March 2015 and November 2015, 14 patients who had undergone arthroscopic debridement and microfracture treatment for TOL were prospectively evaluated for this study. The microfracture procedure results in the surgeon debriding the lesion, often arthroscopically, and then placing multiple holes in the cartilage and subchondral bone plate. © 2020 HMP. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the compliance of our patients with a touchdown weight bearing postoperative rehabilitation protocol after treatment of TOL and compare their compliance to that of a control group of 10 healthy volunteers. 9. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. Cookies policy. Clin Sports Med. 2014;7(5):414–22. Physiother Theory Pract. Li S, Li H, Liu Y, Qu F, Wang J, Liu C. Clinical outcomes of early weight-bearing after arthroscopic microfracture during the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus. Back when I was 13 I was diagnosed and went the route of NWB for about 12 weeks rather than surgery. Osteochondral lesion of the talus: prognostic factors affecting the clinical outcome after arthroscopic marrow stimulation technique. GP is a surgeon and contributed to the objective of the study, statistical analysis, and writing. Crutch-assisted touch-down weight-bearing ambulation is prescribed for up 8 weeks based on the size of the lesion. The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Becher C, Driessen A, Thermann H. Microfracture technique for the treatment of articular cartilage lesions of the talus. Afterward, you will be able to put as much weight on the surgical leg as is comfortable. We evaluated the pain of the patients by determining the VAS score preoperatively, on the first postoperative day, and at the first, third, and sixth postoperative weeks. Statistically significant improvements in AOFAS score were achieved (p < 0.001). The purpose of the current study was to evaluate patient compliance with touchdown weight bearing walking throughout the postoperative period and to determine factors that may contribute to non-compliance with this rehabilitation program. Foot Ankle Int. This study was approved by the authors’ institutional review board, and all patients gave informed consent to participate in this study. Arthroscopic Microfracture Rehabilitation Protoc ol . volume 12, Article number: 46 (2017) In the analysis of data, we found a negative correlation between VAS scores and transmitted weight (Kendall’s tau b = −0.445 and p = 0.0228). The rehabilitation program was also explained to the patients. Farr J, Cole B, Dhawan A, Kercher J, Sherman S. Clinical cartilage restoration. Patients were prepared in the supine position with a tourniquet on the extremity being operated on. The mean VAS scores of the patients on the preoperative, first postoperative day, and at the first, third, and sixth postoperative weeks were 5.5, 5.9, 3.6, 0.9, and 0.4, respectively. There are some studies in the literature related to this issue, and they reported that patients are not able to walk in this limited weight bearing walking pattern [16, 21]. No feedback about the test results was given to the patients, and the patients were asked to walk using the same pattern that they were shown after surgery at all evaluations. When A Patient Presents With A Painless Lesion On The Plantar Foot She Has Had For ‘At Least 20 Years’, Current Concepts Of Non-Traumatic Foot Amputation: Indications and Aftercare, Three Easy Steps For A Simple And Reproducible Lapidus Procedure. doi:10.1016/j.fcl.2012.12.004. This often traumatically induced lesion results in some spectrum of cartilage damage from sheer/scuffing to bruising, softening and cracking, all the way to fracture to and through the subchondral bone plate beneath.6 When the subchondral bone plate is harmed, there is potential for subchondral bone plate cysts or bone marrow lesion formation. First, the typical postoperative protocol after a microfracture procedure requires a significant period of restricted weight bearing (four-eight weeks), whereas a type of debridement procedure alone allows for early weight bearing with assistive devices and full-weight bearing within one-two weeks. The maximum foot reaction-force during the gait cycle is measured as an absolute value, and this value is converted into a percentage according to the patient’s body weight. doi:10.3109/09593981003681046. Gökhan Polat. Rehabilitation aims to protect the area treated by the microfracture surgery as well as maintain and improve range of movement and strength within the knee joint. Elastic resistance cord exercises can begin about 8 weeks following surgery. GOALS: 1. EA contributed to the data collection and statistical analysis. 2011;469:2696–705. The healthy individuals were only informed about the basic setup and were asked to perform touchdown weight bearing similar to the TOL patients. doi:10.1007/s00167-009-0942-6. Privacy doi:10.1177/0363546512455316. Values above this limit were considered to indicate non-compliance with touchdown weight bearing. 3. Strict protective weight bearing status for 2 months (approximately 8-9 weeks). Range of motion 0-100 degrees or per MD. 2016:1-12. Generally, for about four weeks (or less, or more) after surgery patients will use crutches to keep weight off of the affected side. Although patients were able to learn and adjust to the touchdown weight bearing gait protocol during the early postoperative period, most patients became non-compliant when their pain was relieved. Assche DV, Caspel DV, Staes F, Saris DB, Bellemans J, Vanlauwe J, Luyten FP. In some cases, patients can put weight on their knee, but must use a brace to keep the knee straight while walking for 6 weeks. All patients walked on the platform for six cycles for four different times during postoperative follow-up. 2001;33(1):42–6. 5. The patients were allowed to walk using two crutches with touchdown weight bearing. HEEL SLIDES - to regain the bend (flexion) of the knee. The surgery ended with tourniquet release, and fat droplets and blood outflow were observed in the microfracture holes. The level of significance for all statistical tests was set at p < 0.05. PubMed Central  Foot Ankle Int. Madry H, van Dijk CN, Mueller-Gerbl M. The basic science of the subchondral bone. doi:10.1016/S1048-6666(01)80019-7. Knee Surgery, Sport Traumatol Arthrosc. Data supporting the results reported in a published article can be found. Hood has no financial disclosures related to this blog. doi:10.1016/j.csm.2009.12.009. analyzed 18 lower extremity trauma patients’ (acetabulum, tibia, femur, or ankle) compliance with the walking pattern of touchdown weight bearing [17]. 2012;40(9):2023–8. Therefore, we considered the upper limit of acceptable weight transmitted to the ground to be 4.7%, and we considered values above this cut-off value to indicate non-compliance. Google ScholarÂ. Furthermore, the p value of 0.0228 indicates that the detected negative correlation is not coincidental with 95% confidence. What Are The Vascular Ramifications Of COVID-19? The decrease in VAS scores were statistically significant (p < 0.0001). This releases stem cells which form a … Before mobilization, the method of touchdown weight bearing for the operated extremity was shown to the patients by two surgeons. When Should Patients Bear Weight After Microfracture Surgery? Is there any rationale to this treatment program? 2013;44(4):509–19. 2010;18(4):419-433. The patients were evaluated for weight bearing compliance with using a stationary gait analysis and feedback system at the postoperative first day, first week, third week, and sixth week. Am J Sports Med. Although the microfracture technique is performed by many orthopedic surgeons, clinical experience has shown that some patient populations may benefit more from microfracture than others. Six patients had a college degree, and eight patients had a high school degree. Physiotherapy is the key for successful rehabilitation and recovery after knee microfracture surgery. Additionally, we investigated patient compliance with weight bearing following one surgical procedure. During the procedure, multiple small holes, or “microfractures”, are made in the bone exposed by the cartilage defect. statement and Bone Jt J. Sports Med. So why don’t we abide by this plan for iatrogenic-induced osteochondral lesions of the talus? German. This is essential for proper healing. Ruiz FK, Fu MC, Bohl DD, Hustedt JW, Baumgaertner MR, Leslie MP, Grauer JN. To prevent this situation of non-compliance, patients should be warned to obey the weight bearing restrictions, and patients should be called for a follow-up at the third postoperative week. The paired sample t-test was used to compare the means of the two populations to determine the variables that were correlated. doi:10.2106/JBJS.L.00675. There is no funding source for our research. © 2020 BioMed Central Ltd unless otherwise stated. PHASE 1: 0 – 2 weeks after surgery . The mean values of the weight bearing analysis are summarized in Table 1. Both of these histopathologic factors dictate a need for protection while maturation of repair tissues occurs and reaches a safe level for the external forces of weightbearing. 2013;95(6):519–25. I am 6 days out from microfracture surgery on my left talus to correct an OCD that is actually 25 years old. PubMed  Orthopedics. The patients were also evaluated for pain preoperatively, at the first day, first week, third week, and sixth week using the visual analog scale (VAS). Microfracture of the Knee This protocol provides guidelines for the rehabilitation for a microfracture procedure of the knee. Knee Surgery, Sport Traumatol Arthrosc. Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Syndesmosis and deltoid ligament injuries in the athlete. Immediate unrestricted postoperative weightbearing and mobilization after bone marrow stimulation of large osteochondral lesions of the talus. If the weight-bearing axis is between 25% and 50% ( yellow area ), a realignment procedure should be considered in conjunction with a microfracture chondroplasty. TTWB for balance or otherwise determined by physician. Let the knee relax Into extension (straight), If the knee not straighten fillly, you can place a weight (2 to 5 pounds) on the thigh, just above the kneecap. The mean visual analog scale (VAS) scores of the patients at the preoperative, postoperative first day, first week, third week, and sixth weeks were 5.5, 5.9, 3.6, 0.9, and 0.4, respectively. Terms and Conditions, The standard deviation and the mean value of the weight exerted on the leg were calculated for both groups. First postoperative day revealed a mean value of transmitted weight of 4.08% ±0.8 (one non-compliant patient). For this, patients will place about 10% to 30% of their body weight on the injured leg. Goals. Steadman JR, Rodkey WG, Rodrigo JJ. CAS  Although there are some controversies regarding the postoperative rehabilitation of the TOL that were treated with microfracture, most of the surgeons allowed their patients with a non-weight bearing or touchdown weight bearing walking pattern in their practice. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2006;36(10):774–94. Additionally, an abnormal subchondral bone plate is one major factor pertaining to cartilage repair and arthritis formation. Weight Bearing Patellofemoral lesions Use axillary crutches, in locked knee brace for 6 weeks. 1959;41:988–1020. Weeks 4 - 6. It is an arthroscopic procedure in which the surgeon will typically remove the deepest or calcified layer of cartilage in the … 2010;18(2):238–46. Arthroscopic treatment of osteochondral defects of the talus: outcomes at eight to twenty years of follow-up. 2014;37(6):e552–6. Dzioba13 published a non-weight-bearing protocol for 8 weeks postoperatively following knee microfracture surgery. Chinese Med J. Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. Coronal turbo inversion-recovery magnitude MR image (7690/41; inversion time, 140 msec) of knee shows large bone marrow edemalike lesion adjacent to repair zone at medial weight-bearing femur (arrows). Knee microfracture surgery is an arthroscopic surgical procedure to restore full thickness cartilage defects of the knee. Review. We were not able to continuously evaluate the patients’ compliance with the touchdown weight bearing gait protocol. 3–5 GK contributed to the data collection and statistical analysis. I had been researching this as it pertains to Subchondroplasty® (Zimmer/Biomet) and bone marrow lesions, and the histopathology and mechanics behind bone marrow lesion development. Osteochondral defects in the ankle: Why painful? Although there are controversies regarding the best postoperative rehabilitation program for microfracture patients, most authors prefer the implementation of a non-weight or touchdown weight bearing postoperative period to allow for the formation and maturation of the hyaline-like fibrocartilage tissue at the defect site [7–9, 15]. Touchdown weight bearing is defined as not supporting any weight on the affected side by only touching the plantar aspect of the foot to the ground to maintain balance to protect the affected side from mechanical loading. Part of California Privacy Statement, Please contact author for data requests. CAS  Am J Sports Med 2006;34(9):1413–1418. Postoperative rehabilitation after arthroscopic treatment of TOL is an important factor that affects the quality and endurance of the regenerated cartilage. Patient compliance with postoperative lower extremity touch-down weight-bearing orders at a level I academic trauma center. 2010;33(10):729. doi:10.3928/01477447-20100826-02. Due to the lack of a standard weight bearing limit for touchdown weight bearing, in our study we determined the limit for transmitted weight using a group of 10 healthy individuals. Some medical professionals may also require the use of a stabilizing device such as wearing either a cast or brace for the first few weeks after surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. Low effectiveness of prescribed partial weight bearing. Ensure wound healing 3. ISSN 1650–1977. 2016:1-7. We measured the weight transmitted to the ground in these individuals and obtained a percentage value by dividing this transmitted weight by the body weight to standardize the values for all healthy individuals. Another limitation of this study is the lack of information regarding patients’ behaviors on non-testing days. We have a consent to publish this photograph from the patient. Protect the cartilage transfer – avoid weight bearing if instructed to do so 2. Compliance with weight bearing restrictions is closely related to good clinical outcomes of patients following some lower extremity surgeries, and they are usually prescribed to patients by the surgeons. Van Eekeren IC, Reilingh ML, van Dijk CN. Biologic restoration of articular surfaces. After 8 weeks the patient progresses to full weight-bearing and begins a more vigorous program of active knee motion. Google ScholarÂ. 2010;29(2):257–65. The most important finding of this study is that although patients can learn and adjust to the touchdown weight bearing in the early postoperative period, most patients became non-compliant when their pain is relieved. doi:10.2519/jospt.2006.2228. Lundeen GA, Dunaway LJ. Review. Full weight bearing was allowed 6 weeks postoperatively, at which time strengthening exercises were initiated. In addition, the patients’ American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) scores were determined as a functional assessment preoperatively and at the 12th week postoperatively. Chondral (pronounced kon-drul) is the medical term used to refer to articular cartilage or cartilage of the joint. Attain and maintain full knee extension 4. In the postoperative rehabilitation program, all patients were mobilized on the first postoperative day with touchdown weight bearing using two crutches. Microfracture fails because the body loses the race between durable healing and repeated injury from weight-bearing. It includes specifics for a femoral or tibial lesion and a patellofemoral lesion. Badekas T, Takvorian M, Souras N. Treatment principles for osteochondral lesions in foot and ankle. 6 weeks postoperatively, at which time strengthening exercises were initiated side, we reject the null hypothesis of independence! ( n.s. ) 6 ] location of the talus: aspects current... 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