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RESEARCH & ARTICLES

Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: How Should We Be Doing It? A Systematic Review

There is evidence that MAT provides pain relief, improves function and has good reported results in mid- and long-term studies. Presently there is not enough data to support one technique of MAT over another.

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White Paper on Structural Integrity and Safety of Irradiated JRF Ortho Tendon Allografts

Together, the use of aseptic technique, proprietary cleansing methods and temperature controlled, ultra low-dose irradiation provide a safe, structurally efficient allograft without impacting the integrity of the tissue and reducing potential for case failure. 

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Increased Risk of Revision After ACLR with Soft Tissue Allograft Compared to Hamstring Autograft

Increased Risk of Revision After ACLR with Soft Tissue Allograft Compared to Hamstring Autograft

Soft tissue allografts processed with < 1.8Mrads with or without chemical processing and non processed grafts did not have a significantly different risk of revision compared to hamstring autografts.

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ISAKOS 2015, Lyon: Fresh Osteochondral Allografts (OCA) in the Knee

Comparison of Primary Transplantation Versus Transplantation After Failure of Previous Subchondral Marrow Stimulation

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Risk Factors for Revision Following Primary Allograft ACLR

After adjusting for patient age, gender, and body mass index, they found that the BioCleanse® technique—which sterilizes tissue through oscillating positive and negative pressure in the presence of detergents and sterilants—and irradiation with more than 1.8 Mrad were associated with a higher risk of revision after 1 year, compared to the other graft processing methods.

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Meniscal allograft transplantation: a systematic review.

Meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) was developed as a means of treating the symptoms of compartmental overload after meniscectomy. Despite more than 20 years of research in this field, many controversies still exist regarding meniscal transplantation.

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Fresh Osteochondral Allografts in the Knee: Comparison Transplantations

OCA transplantation is an appropriate treatment option in both cartilage primary repair and revision injuries. Both groups showed improvements in pain and function, exhibited long survivorship and had high satisfaction rates.

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Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Bipolar Reciprocal Osteochondral Lesions of Knee

Osteochondral allograft transplantation is a useful salvage treatment option for reciprocal bipolar cartilage lesions of the knee. High reoperation and failure rates were observed, but patients with surviving allografts showed significant clinical improvement.

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Meniscal allograft transplantation and meniscal scaffolds; where are we up to now?

The meniscus has an important function in protecting the joint surfaces within its compartment whilst facilitating joint lubrication and contributing to stability of the knee. It is now well recognized that meniscal loss leads to degenerative change.

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Impact of Hamstring Graft Diameter on Tendon Strength: A Biomechanical Study

Statistically different increasing tensile strength was seen as graft diameter increased. Significant variability exists in the strength of multi-stranded hamstring allografts within the diameter range of 6 to 9 mm that often falls well below the commonly accepted value of 4,000 N for a hamstring graft.

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Osteophyte in Tibial Plateau Is a Risk Factor for Allograft Extrusion After Meniscus Allograft

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Large Fresh Osteochondral Allografts of the Knee

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The Effect of Donor Age and Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation on the Initial Biomechanical Properties

The Effect of Donor Age and Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation on the Initial Biomechanical Properties

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The Effect of Donor Age on Structural and Mechanical Properties of Allograft Tendons

Allograft tendons are commonly used in surgical ligament reconstruction. While it is commonly accepted that donor age will affect mechanical properties of graft tissue, the apparent age threshold is unknown.

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Osteochondral Allograft Transplant to the Medial Femoral Condyle Using a Lateral Condyle

Osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation is an effective treatment for defects in the medial femoral condyle (MFC), but the procedure is limited by a shortage of grafts. Lateral femoral condyles (LFCs) differ in geometry from MFCs but may be a suitable graft source. The difference between articular surface locations of the knee can be evaluated with micro–computed tomography imaging and 3-dimensional image analysis.

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