Surgical treatment for talus Osteochondral Lesions: What's new?


  • Daniel Soares Baumfeld Universidade de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • Gustavo Dornela Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • Tiago Soares Baumfeld Hospital Felício Rocho, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • Caio Augusto de Souza Nery Federal University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil



Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs) are a common pathology encountered by foot and ankle surgeons. Symptomatic cartilage lesions in the ankle pose a significant challenge and often require surgical intervention to alleviate pain, improve joint function, and restore the integrity of the articular surface. Possible treatment options, including operative and nonoperative management, have
been widely discussed in the literature, with substantial heterogeneity regarding treatment approaches and resulting patient-reported
outcomes and joint function metrics. A general problem regarding OLT is that this entity is not clearly defined, nor its description,
location, or best treatment for each type that may be required in some symptomatic presentations. The focus of our paper was to show the proper treatment for each lesion, including location, deepness, vascularity, and capability of healing. Level of evidence V; Expert opinion.




How to Cite

Soares Baumfeld, D., Dornela, G., Baumfeld, T. S., & Nery, C. A. de S. (2024). Surgical treatment for talus Osteochondral Lesions: What’s new?. Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 18(1), 2–11.