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Osteochondral allograft transplantation effective for certain knee cartilage repairs

"The modern technique of OCA transplantation for treating isolated femoral condyle lesions offers patient better results over other cartilage repair procedures," commented Tírico. "These results appear to be equal or superior to any other cartilage repair procedure for the treatment of femoral condyle lesions and leads us to consider whether fresh OCA should be viewed as the current gold standard in cartilage repair for focal femoral condyle lesions.


Prevention of Infection in the Hamstring ACL Reconstruction

The bottom line is that soaking a Hamstring graft during surgery in a Vancomycin saline solution (500mg Vancomycin in 100cc NS) has been shown to completely eradicate HS ACLR infection. 


Condyle-Specific Matching For OCA Not So Helpful

"...I don’t think the size of the implants (typically 22-30mm) necessitated that. I could always find some place on the medial or lateral condyle that matched up with the affected area in the knee.”


New report examines the global soft tissue allografts market

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. 


Distal tibia allograft reconstruction yielded outcomes similar to Latarjet

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.


Blazers’ Festus Ezeli gets a second chance for his knee

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.