Title

Osteochondral lesion of the talus

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Title

Journal of Orthpaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Department

Physical Therapy

Abstract

The patient was a 27-year-old male soldier in the United States Army who presented to a physical therapy clinic with a chief complaint of left ankle pain following an inversion ankle sprain during a road march. Observation revealed bilateral pes planus with a nonantalgic gait. Active range of motion measurements of the ankle revealed excessive inversion and decreased dorsiflexion on the left ankle. Ankle radiographs revealed an osteochondral defect of the medial talar dome, and magnetic resonance imaging revealed an abnormality on the medial aspect of the talar dome, with considerable bone marrow edema and depression of a portion of the articular cortex. The patient was referred to an orthopaedic surgeon and underwent left ankle mosaicplasty and medial malleolar osteotomy.

Volume

40

Issue

4

pp.

238-238

ISSN

0190-6011