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Most assuredly I am feeling pressured by the timeline. I am being told that the cartilage never heals on its own and until we do something he will just live in pain.

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@lentoc I completely understand the pressure you must be under with this decision and the vastly different approaches you have to choose from.

Here are some reference articles that you may find helpful as you make your decision on what you feel is best to pursue.

– A Proposed Treatment Algorithm For Osteochondral Lesions Of The Talus: https://www.hmpgloballearningnetwork.com/site/podiatry/proposed-treatment-algorithm-osteochondral-lesions-talus

– Diagnosis and treatment of osteochondral lesions of the ankle: current concepts: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5091026/

– Osteochondral Autologous Autograft – (OATs Procedure): https://footeducation.com/osteochondral-autologous-autograft/
"When compared to OATS/mosaicplasty, allograft has no donor site morbidity, … Additional surgery after the index procedure is common, with ankle …"

– Osteochondral Allograft of the Talus:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4127728/
Will you come back and share the direction you feel you are leaning and share updates in case members are able to lend their experiences and support as you walk through this journey?