Osteochondral Lesions (OCLs) of the Foot
What are OCL’S of the Foot?
Lesions of the cartilage that occur is smaller joint spaces such as the 1st MTP and Navicular Bone.
Surgical Approach to address OCL of the feet:
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. It involves the following steps:
- It is done arthroscopically
- A scope is introduced to the affected joint. The joint is debrided of all inflamed synovium and scar tissue.
- Once the joint is cleared, Bone marrow stimulation is done by creating a bleeding bed and biocartilage is injected to infill the osteochondral lesion.
- Bone marrow concentrate, drawn from the patient’s iliac crest, is injected into the joint to promote healing and growth factors.
- If hardware is required, a screw may be used.
- Osteochondral Injuries of The Ankle
- Osteochondral Lesion (OCL) of The Foot
- Osteochondral Lesions of the Ankle
- Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Foot and Ankle Arthritis
- Midfoot Arthritis
- Achilles Tendinitis or Tendinosis
- Ankle Sprains
- Haglund’s Syndrome/Heel Spur aka Bauer Bump or Pump Bump
- Impingement of The Ankle: Anterior and Posterior
- Hallux Valgus: Bunions
- Hallux Rigidus: Stiff Big Toe
- Lesser Toe Deformities
- Fifth Metatarsal Fractures: Jones Fracture
- Metatarsal and Phalangeal (Forefoot) Fractures
- Stress Fractures of Foot and Ankle
- Talus Fracture
- Lisfranc (Midfoot) Injury
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Peroneal Tendinitis and Dislocation
- Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Achilles Tendon Bursitis
- Ankle Ligament Injury
- Ankle Instability
- Foot Pain
- Foot Drop
- Foot Fracture
- Ankle Fracture
- Ligament Tear
- Haglund's deformity
- Hallux valgus