How to Treat Osteochondral Talus Lesions

In this circumstance, cartilage may be harvested from one location (such as from the knee or from other parts of the ankle) and transplanted to the area of the defect. Alternatively, cartilage from a cadaver (allograft) may be utilized and transplanted to the region of the defect. Both procedures are much more involved and may have a more complex and lengthy recovery associated with them.

Dr. Vora has a special interest in these cartilage disorders of the ankle joint and utilizes arthroscopic or minimally invasive techniques whenever possible for such conditions to minimize recovery and maximize outcomes. Dr. Vora has published and lectured on these conditions both locally and nationally and instructs other orthopaedic surgeons in the treatment of this condition and is currently involved in studies evaluating the treatments of this condition.

For more on this condition, also see:

Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle

Consult With A Specialist in Ankle Cartilage Disorders

Dr. Vora is a respected member of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute and a specialized orthopedic surgeon in foot and ankle conditions. If you have need for a foot and ankle surgeon in the Chicago area, please use the contact form to the right or call 847-247-4000 for an appointment with the Chicago or Libertyville, IL office.