The global market for soft tissue allografts has a prosperous future, and is projected to experience incrementing demand at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period of 2017 to 2025.
Patients who underwent distal tibia allograft reconstruction had similar clinical outcomes, complication and recurrence rates compared with patients who underwent the Latarjet procedure, according to a paper that won the Fellows Clinical Science Research Award at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.
Injured Portland Trail Blazers center Festus Ezeli is currently writing a letter to the donor family expressing his gratitude and hopes that in the future he will be able to meet the donor family and to honor them by returning to the NBA.
Arthroscopic stabilization of the shoulder w/ distal tibial allograft augmentation shows promise at mean f/up 17.4 mos post-op.
Portland Trail Blazers center Festus Ezeli is expected to undergo a surgical procedure on his left knee next week. The procedure will involve the use of a cadaver donor, league sources said. Ezeli has sought a donor for months, sources said, but because of his 6-foot-11 stature, finding a matching donor was problematic. The surgery was scheduled when a donor was recently submitted, sources said.
April was a good candidate for a new procedure, a graft of bone and cartilage together called a BioUni. Dr. Wright used a small piece of donor bone.