Cartilage defects of the patella can be particularly challenging. The patella bone allograft is used for resurfacing these cartilage defects with mature hyaline cartilage and bone. The patella can be matched with a Femoral Trochlea for bi-polar joint repairs.
As the largest provider of fresh osteochondral allografts, JRF Ortho is uniquely able to offer timely and viable osteochondral allograft solutions for these challenging joint defects. Studies show that fresh osteochondral allografts transplanted with viable chondrocytes have significant functional and clinical advantages.
Raffy Mirzayan, MD, (Los Angeles, CA) performs a complete resurfacing of the patella with a fresh osteochondral allograft. Dr. Mirzayan includes multiple technical pearls for donor and recipient side preparations.
Thomas M. DeBerardino, MD presents a complex case that included an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) revision, high-tibial osteotomy, medial meniscus allograft transplant, and fresh osteochondral allograft of the patella.
Articular Cartilage Restoration of the Knee: Dr. William Bugbee