Osteochondral treatments for defects of the knee plan refers to boston medical center health plan inc and its affiliates and subsidiaries offering health coverage plans to enrolled members the plan operates in massachusetts under the trade name boston medical center healthnet plan and in other states under the trade name well sense health plan. Ischaemia and idiopathic osteochondral ankle lesions do occur1011 the most common location of osteochondral defects is in the knee followed by the talar dome12 ods can either heal and remain asymptomatic or progress to deep ankle pain on weightbearing prolonged joint swelling recurrent synovitis diminished range of motion. A novel technique for the treatment of severe symptomatic osteochondral defects of the knee by combined autologous bone grafting and aci in fibrin gel gaci is presented the objective of this study is to describe the technique and report our short term results of the first patients treated by this technique. An osteochondral defect od of the talus is a lesion involving the talar articular cartilage and its subchondral bone mostly caused by a single or multiple traumatic events but idiopathic od of the ankle do occur 8 46 47 50the defect initially may consist only of cartilage damage caused by shearing stresses with the subchondral bone intact but a bone contusion following high impact . Osteochondral defect is the name given to a condition most noticeable in the knee in which a part of the bone and cartilage gets separated from the knee joint know what is osteochondral defect its causes symptoms treatment and prevention
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