As part of the MASTAF Study Group, we are looking to find answers to difficult questions related to the surgical treatment of patients with ankle and foot injuries.
A variety of studies will be conducted within this MASTAF project, as hundreds of data points are being collected. The ability to bring data together from multiple centers empowers our group study to make conclusions that a single surgeon experience cannot produce.
Osteochondral defects of the talus are among the most common diagnoses for which ankle arthroscopy is performed. The MASTAF Study Group is looking to define these injuries further and investigate the outcomes related to the different forms of ankle and foot injury. We are also looking at the “environment” in which these osteochondral defects occur.
Ankle impingement is another very common diagnosis for which arthroscopy is performed, especially in the athletic population. The MASTAF study group is looking to define both anterior and posterior ankle impingement and investigate the outcomes related to the different forms of the ankle and foot injury.