Dr. S. Brent Brotzman, of Brotzman Sports Medicine, is the premier resource for ankle surgery for residents of Austin, Texas.
S. Brent Brotzman, MD
Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Austin, TX
OCD is an acronym for osteochondral defects, which is really just a fancy term for damage to the area of the talus (ankle bone) that interfaces with the other bones. An OCD can result from a single severe trauma or repeated minor injuries or overuse. The condition is often treated with an arthroscope, a special tool that allows the surgeon to work inside the joint through one or more small incisions. Arthroscopic surgery is less invasive and the recovery time is shorter than conventional open surgery of the ankle.