Cartilage Damage Found During Ankle Scope Ankle Fracture Repair
FOOT & ANKLE SURGERY PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
This bloody OLT (osteochondral lesion of talus) was encountered in a 41 yo male that sustained a Weber C after being tackled by a drunkard from behind. We used a k-wire to microfracture at time of ORIF. I prefer to use the 1.9mm Nanoscope due to its incredible flexibility, and field of view. Additionally, it can be run at very low pressure ingress that prevents excessive joint capsule distention and joint trauma.
It’s also a breeze for staff to setup.
Do you routinely scope your fractures (calc, ankles)? I think it both assists reduction, and also allows us to treat OCL’s. Literature shows high incidence.