Femoral Condyle

The  Femoral Condyle Allograft has been used for resurfacing cartilage defects with mature hyaline cartilage for several decades, with very high success rates. This adaptable graft option is most commonly used with OATS or shell techniques to restore cartilage in the knee, but can also be used to for cartilage restoration of other joints. Published studies have shown that a lateral hemi-condyle can be used successfully to restore the natural curvature of a medial femoral condyle.

JRF Ortho is the largest provider of fresh osteochondral allografts offering viable biologic solutions for a range of challenging joint defects. Studies show that fresh osteochondral allografts with viable chondrocytes have significant functional and clinical advantages.

Femoral Condyle

Features and Benefits

  • Processed in an aseptic environment by highly trained processing technicians
  • After processing, the grafts are refrigerated in JRF Ortho's unique nutrient media with antibiotic that has been shown to maintain cartilage viability during refrigerated storage
  • Studies show that fresh osteochondral allografts transplanted with high chondrocyte viability have significant functional and clinical outcomes
  • Comprehensive inspection criteria to detect allograft imperfections, tissue and cartilage quality
  • Detailed dissection sheets for each individual graft provide the surgeon a photo of the specific graft with all recorded measurements and notations of any slight imperfections that may be present
  • For large cartilage defects, hemi-condyle allografts can be radiographically size-matched to the individual patient
  • Smaller cartilage defects do not usually require a size match
  • Packaging is clearly labeled with expiration date and storage instructions

Research and Articles

Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Knee Lesions After Failure of Cartilage Repair Surgery

Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Femoral Condyle Utilizing a Thin Plug Graft Technique

Differences in the Radius of Curvature Between Femoral Condyles: Implications for Osteochondral Allograft Matching

Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Uncontained, Elongated Osteochondritis Dissecans Lesions of the Medial Femoral Condyle

Use of Fresh Osteochondral Allografts in the Patellofemoral Joint

Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Isolated Patellar Cartilage Injury

An Expert Consensus Statement on the Management of Large Chondral and Osteochondral Defects in the Patellofemoral Joint

Arthroscopic Microfracture for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus

Return to Work Following High Tibial Osteotomy With Concomitant Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation

Use of Allografts in Orthopaedic Surgery: Safety, Procurement, Storage, and Outcomes

Predictors of Return to Athletic Activity Following Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Knee

Patellar Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation Using Femoral Hemicondyle Allografts: Magnetic Resonance and Clinical Outcomes

Long-term Results of Treating Large Posttraumatic Tibial Plateau Lesions with Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation

Return to Sport and Sports-Specific Outcomes After Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in the Knee: A Systematic Review of Studies With at Least 2 Years’ Mean Follow-Up

Surgical Videos

Articular Cartilage Restoration of the Knee: Dr. William Bugbee

Resurfacing Technique for Oval Osteochondral Defects: Dr. Timothy Mologne

Osteochondral Resurfacing- Medial for Lateral: Dr. Timothy Mologne

Biological Reconstruction of the Shoulder: Dr. Brian Cole


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