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Direct Bone Marrow Injections for Avascular Necrosis of the Talus: A Case Report

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Authors: Ross A. Hauser, MD & Shelby Ostergaard

Journal of Prolotherapy. 2012;4:e891-e894.


Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the talus is a debilitating condition, often leading to arthritis and arthrosis of the subtalar and ankle joints.1 There are three basic categories of cause for AVN. Approximately 10% of AVN of the talus is considered idiopathic: 15% is medication induced and 75% from trauma.2, 3 The most feared complication of talar injuries is AVN.