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World J Orthop. Jul 18, 2014; 5(3): 171-179
Published online Jul 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.171
Cartilage repair techniques of the talus: An update
Mike H Baums, Wolfgang Schultz, Tanja Kostuj, Hans-Michael Klinger
Mike H Baums, University of Göttingen Medical Centre, Aukamm Klinik GmbH, D-65191 Wiesbaden, Germany
Mike H Baums, Wolfgang Schultz, Hans-Michael Klinger, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Göttingen Medical Centre (UMG), Georg-August-University, D-37099 Göttingen, Germany
Tanja Kostuj, Institute of Medical Biometrics and Epidemiology, University of Witten/Herdecke, D-58448 Witten, Germany
Author contributions: Baums MH idealed, concepted and wrote the manuscript; Schultz W corrected the manuscript and graphical material; Kostuj T literature research in databases, epidemiological support; Klinger HM literature research in databases, correction of manuscript.
Correspondence to: Dr. Mike H Baums, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Göttingen Medical Centre, Aukamm Klinik GmbH, Leibnizstr. 21, D-65191 Wiesbaden, Germany.
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Received: February 9, 2014
Revised: April 2, 2014
Accepted: May 16, 2014
Published online: July 18, 2014
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Core tip: The goals of the current article are to summarise the different options for treating chondral and osteochondral defects of the talus and review the available literature.