It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Foot & Ankle Problems Message Board

Doctor Needed in Colorado for OCD of Talus

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-14-2010, 08:05 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 9
lachiewicz HB User
Doctor Needed in Colorado for OCD of Talus

Hi All,

I have been identified with a 13 x 8 mm osteochondral lesion of the talus. I live in Colorado Springs and am wondering if anyone out there has found a good surgeon in Colorado? I'm not sure if I'm going to need OATS or microfracture - my podiatrist seems to think microfractrue. I need to get a second or third opinion and I'd like it to be from the person that will do the cutting.

I'm a 53 year old, male ultrarunner and would sure like to run again someday.

Please share any experiences that you may have had with this procedure in Colorado, along with the doctors you recommend (and who to avoid!)


Last edited by lachiewicz; 05-14-2010 at 10:21 AM.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-14-2010, 08:36 AM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bitterroot Valley, Montana
Posts: 373
akirka HB User
Re: Doctor Needed in Colorado for OCD of Talus

Hi Jerry,

I had OATS surgery on a large OCD 2 years ago. It feels great although my real running days are over. I would say that your OCD is probably too large for successful drilling. Mine was 18mm and they never even attempted drilling. I would definitley get a 2nd opinion from an orthopedic ankle specialist. I'm sure you can find a good one in the Denver area. I had my surgery in Boise, ID with an OS who specializes in foot and ankle problems. You want a surgeon whose done many of these procedures. I can't give you great news about the running. Everyone recovers differently, but when you've got an injury like this you end up being happy you can walk, jog, hike pain-free. Marathons might be too much to expect ....


Old 05-14-2010, 09:44 AM   #3
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 9
lachiewicz HB User
Re: Doctor Needed in Colorado for OCD of Talus

Hi Abby,

Thanks for the reply. I definitely know what you mean about being grateful just to walk. I was grateful to walk after the 5 weeks of NLB on crutches. I try to remind myself of that everyday, just to be grateful.

It's a tough time of year with all my friends signing up and running the events I love. But I take consolation in having been blessed to do what I did. Nonetheless, I would like to at least have a shot at a 'farewell tour' of my favorite events. Events like Leadville and Bighorn. On the other hand, a 3-4 mile run twice a week sounds like heaven!

I am very thankful to have found this site. I found it through another ultrarunner - the only one I know of that has successfully returned to ultrarunning after an OCD injury and microfracture.

Thanks for your support!

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
20mm OCL in my talus klbarbara Foot & Ankle Problems 24 09-17-2010 09:09 PM
Abnormal smear doctor unhelpful mamof1 Women's Health 12 05-17-2010 12:46 PM
Desperately need a doctor who treats diabetes in North Aurora, Coloado LB32 Diabetes 2 11-29-2009 06:43 PM
Worried about the Colorado altitude! Please help!! Cadmium Open to All Other Health Topics 6 09-30-2009 10:41 AM
Ankle fusion and talus removal half step Foot & Ankle Problems 2 05-29-2009 08:18 AM
Ankle Microfracture Experiences - pain after surgery and recovery advice please Sheefa187 Foot & Ankle Problems 9 12-07-2008 05:47 AM
New here.... questions/support/INFO for 2nd talus surgery Marieke Foot & Ankle Problems 1 11-22-2008 05:44 AM
OCD Talus Drilling veterans - your feedback needed kimber687 Foot & Ankle Problems 15 04-18-2008 07:17 PM
I need help finding a doctor! Donette Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 9 02-23-2005 09:56 PM

lesion, microfracture, ocd, olt, talus

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:04 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!