OCD reoccurence talus

Osteochondral Defects

Description of patient (type of occupation, indication of age, intensity of sport):

39 year old engineer. Active and healthy.

History and previous treatment:

4 years ago diagnosis of OCD medial talus left ankle. Arthroscopy with debridement and drilling done including ATFL repair. Fine after surgery. Did sports again including running.

Current complaints:

Pain left ankle. Started a few months ago. No trauma.

Physical examination:

Left ankle mild swelling. Normal axis. General Hypermobility. Same stability right and left ankle.


[Picture 1]
Normal ankle, no deformity.

Additional investigation (CT/MRI)
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Case summary:

Reoccurance OCD medial talus, status after arthroscopic debridement and drilling 4 years ago.

Question(s) to this case:

What to do:
1) Wait and see?
2) Arthroscopy?
3) OAT?
4) AMIC?


I would go for a second debridement and BMS. The reason is the fragment which is still in place.
The chance for a good result is 75%.