Journal article

Quantitative assessment of the subchondral vascularity of the talar dome: A cadaveric study

Adam Lomax, Roslyn J Miller, Quentin A Fogg, N Jane Madeley, C Senthil Kumar

FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The arterial supply to the talus has been extensively studied previously but never to specifically examine the subchondral region of the talar dome, a frequent site of localised pathology. This study aims to analyse and quantify the subchondral vascularity of the talar dome. METHODS: We performed cadaveric arterial injection studies. After processing, the vascularity to the subchondral region of the talar dome was visualised and mapped using three-dimensional computer technology, then quantified and reported using a nine-section anatomical grid. RESULTS: The areas of relative poor perfusion across the talar dome are the posterior/medial, posterior/lateral and middle/medial sectio..

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