Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 139, Issue 2, pp 197–202 | Cite as

A novel method using bone peg fixation for acute osteochondral fracture of the talus: a surgical technique

  • Chul Hyun ParkEmail author
  • Chang Hyun Choi
Trauma Surgery



The osteochondral fracture of the talus is an uncommon condition, therefore, there are controversies for the optimal treatment. We report a novel surgical technique of bone peg fixation for osteochondral fracture of the talus.

Materials and methods

We report two cases that underwent bone peg fixation for the acute osteochondral fractures of talus. Clinical and radiographic evaluations were performed at the last follow-up.


At the last follow-up, mean ROM of ankle joint was 50° (range 45°–55°). Additionally, mean VAS and AOFAS score were 0 and 100 at the last follow-up, respectively. All patients obtained bone union without complication at the last follow-up radiographs.


This case study shows good clinical and radiographic results with autologous bone peg fixation in patients with acute osteochondral fractures of the talus.

Level of evidence

V, expert opinion.


Talus Osteochondral fracture Fixation Bone pegs 



There is no funding source.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This study was approved by the medical ethics committee of the hospital. The study was conducted in compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryYeungnam University Medical CenterDaeguRepublic of Korea

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