Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus

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An osteochondral lesion of the talus occurs when an ankle sprain or injury damages the cartilage and the bottom bone of the ankle joint, known as the talus. Osteochondral lesions of the talus can be challenging to diagnose because they are often masked by swelling and inflammation from the original injury. Duke foot and ankle specialists are skilled in the tools and procedures needed to identify and repair osteochondral lesions of the talus. They help you get back to the activities you enjoy, pain-free.