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Background: Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD): Alteration of subchondral bone with disruption of the adjacent articular cartilage; cause unknown, hypotheses include repetitive trauma and or non-traumatic disruption of subchondral blood supply; suspected chondral injury with up to 50% of ankle instability episodes. Treatment Options: Goals: relieve symptoms and improve function; non-surgical: rest, immobilization, NSAIDS; surgical: excision of lesion, excision with cutterage and/or microfracturing, filling the defect with bone graft, antegrade transmelleolar drilling, retrograde drilling, fixation, osteochondral transplantation, and autologous chondrocyte implantation. Purpose: To describe physical therapy treatment and outcomes for a patient following surgical debridement of OCD of the talar dome.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here: http://dune.une.edu/pt_studcrpaper/12/.
Serrani, Angela, "Outpatient Physical Therapy Following Surgical Debridement Of Osteochondritis Dissecans Of The Talar Dome: A Case Report" (2014). Case Report Posters. Poster 26.