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Arthroscopic reduction and fixation of a lateral inverted osteochondral fracture of the talus (‘LIFT’)

Summary

Some ankle sprains hide important lesions beyond the classic lateral ligament complex injuries. The lateral inverted osteochondral fracture of the talus (LIFT) represents a rare osteochondral lesion, whose diagnosis relies on a high clinical suspicion followed by correct image study interpretation. We present a successful arthroscopic fixation of a LIFT lesion in a 45-year-old active man. At 8 months follow-up, the patient was pain free and able to return to his daily activities without limitation. The imagiological study showed osteochondral fragment consolidation with no signs of hardware failure. This midterm results reassemble the need for early diagnosis and correct treatment to achieve a good outcome in these complex and rare osteochondral lesions.

  • orthopaedics
  • sports and exercise medicine
  • ankle sprains

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