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Old 08-06-2012, 04:20 PM   #4
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Re: Success rate for microfracture surgery for OCD of talus

Also, if you read the studies on which those 85% rates are based, you'll find out that the results are usually based on a follow-up time of less than three years post-surgery -- sometimes a LOT less!

My own (completely informal and utterly unscientific research) indicates that 85% of microfractures are successful for about 2-3 years, at which point the fibrocartilage starts to break down again. Rinse and repeat.