The following video clips are some highlights from the 2017 International Consensus on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle as published in FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL.
These consensus statements were developed to guide surgeons from all over the world when treating these difficult clinical injuries.
All experts provided their expertise in a structure manner and an intense, year-long process allowed the consensus statements to be developed.
The results were published in the first ever supplemental issue of Foot and Ankle International.
Is there an optimal formulation, cell source, or cell concentration of the available biological products in the setting of cartilage repair?
Ideal Lesion Size Guidelines
What are the ideal lesion size guidelines (diameter, depth, etc) for the use of bone marrow stimulation in the primary surgical treatment of an osteochondral lesion of the talus?
Can Previous Treatment Affect a Subsequent Procedure?
Does a previous debridement, curettage, and/or bone marrow stimulation procedure affect the outcome of a subsequent procedure?
Should radiographic/imaging studies be obtained on patients after treatment of a cartilage lesion of the ankle? If so, which studies and which specific imaging protocol(s)?
Post-Treatment Imaging Findings
For how long after cartilage repair of the ankle can clinicians and radiologists agree that there will be expected visualization of postoperative subchondral edema on imaging?