Patient compliance with touchdown weight bearing after microfracture treatment of talar osteochondral lesions

Polat G., Karademir G., Akalan E., Asik M., Erdil M.

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND RESEARCH, vol.12, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the compliance of our patients with a touchdown weight bearing (without supporting any weight on the affected side by only touching the plantar aspect of the foot to the ground to maintain balance to protect the affected side from mechanical loading) postoperative rehabilitation protocol after treatment of talar osteochondral lesion (TOL).