Arthroscopic treatment of transchondral talar dome fractures

K. Van Buecken, R. L. Barrack, A. H. Alexander, J. P. Ertl

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Fifteen cases of transchondral talar dome fractures treated arthroscopically at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, were reviewed. Roentgenograms and results from clinical examination were assessed preoperatively and at regular intervals postoperatively. Clinical followup of 18 months was obtained in all cases (range, 18 to 36 months; mean, 26 months). All lesions were treated with arthroscopic excision of fragments with abrasion and/or drilling of the remaining crater. There were nine excellent results, four good, one fair, and one poor. There were no complications. Results of arthroscopic treatment compare favorably to those of open arthrotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-356
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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