Osteochondral Injuries of the Talus

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The talus, lined with articular cartilage, connects to the tibia and fibula to make up the ankle joint. An osteochondral injury occurs when the talus and/or surrounding cartilage is bruised, fractured, or chipped from an injury.

What are osteochondral injuries of the talus?

This detailed video describes osteochondral injuries of the talus, including their causes, stages, symptoms, and treatment. Depending upon the extent of injury, treatment may include rest and ice, immobilization with a cast and crutches, or even surgery. During surgery, the bone fragment is removed and the talus is treated to promote healing.