High patient satisfaction seen after osteochondral allograft transplantation

Researchers used an osteochondral allograft (OCA) database and identified 28 patients (72.4% were male patients) treated with a fresh OCA transplant for the femoral trochlea.

Results showed all clinical outcomes improved from preoperatively values. Investigators noted 89% of patients were extremely satisfied or satisfied with their outcomes at the most recent follow-up. Survivorship for the trochlear OCA was 100% at 5 years. At 10 years, it was 91.7%. According to researchers, 7.6 years after the initial procedure, one patient underwent conversion to a total knee arthroplasty.

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