OLTSAR is a procedure kit consisting of an implant and a dedicated instrumentation kit for surgeons treating patients with osteochondral lesions (cartilage damage to their ankle joint). My research discovered that the current treatment methods are either insufficient, or very aggressive. This is leaving patients with long recovery timelines, risk of follow up surgeries, and severe future implications which could lead to a complete loss of mobility in their ankle joint. OLTSAR uses minimally invasive surgical techniques by using a novel arthroscopic approach. Because of this, surgeons estimate that it can reduce the rehabilitation period from three to six months, to just six weeks.
OLTSAR was made in collaboration with PBC Biomed #pbcbiomed