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Trochlear dysplasia linked with patellofemoral cartilage lesions

Trochlear dysplasia linked with patellofemoral cartilage lesions. Read more

Podcast On Use Of Allografts And Orthobiologics In Orthopaedic Surgery

Discussion on the science of orthobiologics and how orthobiologics are used in treatment of cartilage injury Read more

Donor Radial Head Potentially Saved Professional Supercross’ Career

Donor Radial Head Potentially Saved Professional Supercross’ Career

Instead of replacing the missing bone with a metal prosthetic, Viola closes the incision and places Roczen on the transplant list for a living cadaveric radial head, a progressive idea that could save… Read more

The Concept of Biological Surgery

Dr. Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul talk with Christian Bezanar to discuss the Concept of Biological Surgery.  Read more

3 things to know about JRF Ortho

JRF Ortho provides allograft joint repair solutions. Here are three things to know... Read more

JRF Ortho Recognized In Outside’s Best Places To Work

Centennial, Colorado–based JRF Ortho has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2018. A non-profit provider of fresh osteochondral allografts, JRF Ortho is being… Read more

Boy (12) becomes first in Ireland to have pioneering hip procedure

A 12-year-old boy has become the first person in Ireland to undergo a new transplant procedure to replace a damaged hip joint using a donor femoral head bone and cartilage. Read more

Knee Cartilage Transplant Video Performed by Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Brian Cole

Knee Cartilage Transplant Video Performed by Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Brian Cole

Do you want to learn more about knee cartilage transplantation? Watch Dr. Cole on "The Doctors" treat a young college football player using this breakthrough surgery. Read more

Criteria For Osteochondral Graft Matching Too Restrictive?

With all of the patients awaiting an allograft size match, a team of researchers set out to determine if lateral femoral condyle (LFC) grafts could be used to restore the articular surface in patients… Read more

How Do Age Or Gender Affect Shoulder Surgery?

“The most important findings were that both age and sex affect the outcomes of reverse TSA. This information can help surgeons align patient expectations with expected outcomes based on their… Read more

Older Patients with Knee Pain May Benefit from Allograft Transplant Technique

“Our findings note that patients older than 40 may benefit from using a fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation to treat focal cartilage defects, a common cause of knee pain in… Read more

First-of-its kind knee surgery in Lubbock gives young woman hope

First-of-its kind knee surgery in Lubbock gives young woman hope

A few months after the initial consultation, Ferguson performed a partial knee transplant using BioUni OATS instruments and technique provided by a company called Anthrex. The procedure was the first… Read more

Osteochondral allograft transplantation effective for certain knee cartilage repairs

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… Read more

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… Read more

Distal tibia allograft reconstruction yielded outcomes similar to Latarjet

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… Read more

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… Read more

Arthroscopic Treatment for Shoulder Instability with Glenoid Bone Loss Using Distal Tibia Allograft

Arthroscopic stabilization of the shoulder w/ distal tibial allograft augmentation shows promise at mean f/up 17.4 mos post-op.  Read more

Bio-Uni Success Story Using a JRF allograft.

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. Read more

Using the Nose to Repair the Knee?

The procedure itself was a mini-arthrotomy, during which the area of the defect was debrided to expose the subchondral bone. After being trimmed to fit the defect, the graft was placed with the cell… Read more

OCA transplantation effective for treating knee cartilage injuries

For athletes and highly active patients who sustain cartilage injuries to their knee, an osteochondral allograft transplantation can be a successful treatment option, according to new research. The… Read more

Procedures to repair knee cartilage show promise in treating patients over 40

Procedures to repair knee cartilage show promise in treating patients over 40

Patients who have cartilage damage in their knees often experience pain and are unable to engage in sports and other activities they enjoy. Two studies at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) find that… Read more

High patient satisfaction seen after osteochondral allograft transplantation

Excellent clinical outcomes were seen after fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation in patients with articular cartilage damage of the femoral trochlea, according to study results. Read more

High survival rate found with osteochondral allograft transplantation

High survival rate found with osteochondral allograft transplantation

Following osteochondral allograft transplantation, there was a high survival rate at an average of 5 years with an 86% survivorship and 39% reoperation rate at 5 years. Read more

Cartilage Plugs Could Ease Knee Pain For Many Active Baby Boomers

“By the time you’re an adult, cartilage doesn’t have a way to get nutrients to support  a healing response. So we have to become creative,” Dr. Riley Williams said.… Read more

JRF Ortho Launches Fresh Precut OCA Cores

JRF Ortho Launches Fresh Precut OCA Cores

JRF Ortho, one the nation’s largest non-profit providers of fresh osteochondral allografts, announced the launch of a new proprietary allograft, Fresh OCA Cores. The Cores are a great alternative… Read more

Key trends on incorporating knee allografts into orthopedic ORs

We were concerned that using an osteochondral allograft would potentially lead to subsequent problems related to the development of a symptomatic osteochondral problem. However, the procedure has… Read more

How innovative fresh osteochondral allografts in orthopedics affect patient care

It opens up more options for me. Fresh osteochondral allograft is FDA-approved for joints throughout the body and it has allowed more options and creative solutions for cartilage and/or bony impacts… Read more

Osteochondral allograft transplantation improved functional scores, survivorship

Osteochondral allograft transplantation improved functional scores, survivorship

Osteochondral allograft transplantation performed as either primary treatment or after failure of previous subchondral marrow stimulation had favorable results, with significant improvement of… Read more

Restoring Cartilage: The Holy Grail of Orthopaedics

For decades, researchers have been investigating different methods of cartilage repair, but no approach has yet risen to “gold standard” status. In the June 24, 2015 edition of JBJS… Read more

William D. Bugbee, M.D. Wins Kappa Delta Award

William D. Bugbee, M.D. Wins Kappa Delta Award

William D. Bugbee, M.D. and his team at the University of California, San Diego have been honored with the prestigious Kappa Delta Award for their 15 years of research on osteochondral allograft (OCA)… Read more