RESEARCH & ARTICLES

Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation Surgery for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus in Athletes

This paper discusses osteochondral allograft transplantation as an option for the treatment of selected athletes with large osteochondral lesions of the talus. The results of this study may help active young patients and their surgeons to better understand outcomes and options in their shared decision-making process.

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Tibial Plateau Cartilage Lesions: A Systematic Review of Techniques, Outcomes, and Complications

This paper seeks to determine current reported treatment options for isolated tibial plateau cartilage lesions.

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Open Meniscal Allograft Transplantation w/Transosseous Suture Fixation of Meniscal Body Decreases Meniscal Extrusion Rate

Open Meniscal Allograft Transplantation w/Transosseous Suture Fixation of Meniscal Body Decreases Meniscal Extrusion Rate

This study identified similar absolute extrusion and significantly lower postoperative lateral meniscal extrusion rates after open MAT compared with arthroscopic MAT.

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

OCA transplantation with a thin plug graft technique is a valuable procedure for the treatment of femoral condyle osteochondral lesions, resulting in significant improvement in clinical scores, high patient satisfaction, and low reoperation and clinical failure rates.

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Return to Sport and Sports-Specific Outcomes After Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in the Knee

Return to Sport and Sports-Specific Outcomes After Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in the Knee

This systematic review of 13 studies suggests that OCA transplantation for cartilage defects allows most athletes to return to sport (range, 75%-82%).

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Meniscus Allograft Transplantation: Indications, Techniques and Outcomes

There are three main fixation methods that can be used to fix a MAT: suture-only fixation, double plug fixation and the keyhole technique. All fixation methods have similar outcomes, meaning that despite the biomechanical differences, the selection of which method to use should be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Management of Chondral Lesions of the Knee: Analysis of Trends and Short-Term Complications

Cartilage restoration is becoming an increasingly popular modality to address chondral defects. Minimal complication rates suggest that these procedures may be safely performed concomitantly with other interventions.

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

This article describes the preferred surgical approach for the treatment of large, uncontained OCD lesions of the medial femoral condyle using a fresh OCA and the Arthrex BioUni Instrumentation System.

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Higher Survivorship Following Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in Less Worn Knees Justifies Earlier Referral for Symptomatic Patients

Higher Survivorship Following Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in Less Worn Knees Justifies Earlier Referral for Symptomatic Patients

Meniscal transplantation is clinically effective in treating patients with symptomatic meniscal deficiency.

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Long-Term Survival Analysis and Outcomes of Meniscal Allograft Transplantation with Minimum 10-Year Follow-Up

MAT can yield good long-term survivorship rates of allografts remaining functional after 10 and 15 years.

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Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in the Paediatric Population

MAT can improve function and reduce pain in the paediatric population, and is, therefore, a viable treatment option for the management of the symptomatic paediatric meniscal-deficient knee.

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Return to Sport Activity After Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: At What Level and at What Cost?

Physical activity after MAT appears possible, especially for low-impact sports.

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Bipolar Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Patella and Trochlea

Bipolar Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Patella and Trochlea

Bipolar osteochondral allograft transplantation of the patella and trochlea provide significant improvement in functional outcomes.

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

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

Matching the radius of curvature or anterior-posterior length would not be necessary for potential medial-to-medial or lateral-to-lateral allograft transplants within this patient group.

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Fresh Precut Osteochondral Allograft Core Transplantation for the Treatment of Femoral Cartilage Defects

As OCA transplantation has emerged as a popular option for the treatment of cartilage defects, standard techniques for graft matching rely on pairing donor-recipient size. However, this can be mitigated by using OCA cores for small lesions.

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Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation and Opening Wedge Tibial Osteotomy

Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation and Opening Wedge Tibial Osteotomy

To assess outcomes of patients who concomitantly underwent an osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation and osteotomy.

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Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Treatment of Large Cartilage Defects of the Femoral Head

Fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation may be a viable treatment option for osteochondral defects of the femoral head in young, active patients with minimal preexisting joint deformity.

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Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in the Knee

Studies looking at transplantation of fresh OCAs in the general population have shown reliable pain relief and return to activities of daily living.

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Fresh Osteochondral Patellar Allograft Resurfacing

Fresh Osteochondral Patellar Allograft Resurfacing

The aim of this study was to present a simple and reproducible way to perform a fresh osteochondral patellar allograft resurfacing procedure covering the indications, surgical technique, site preparation, graft preparation, and graft placement.

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Fresh Osteochondral and Meniscus Allografting for Post-traumatic Tibial Plateau Defects

The use of a fresh osteochondral allograft including its meniscus is one of the few options to biologically treat large post-traumatic osteochondral defects of the proximal tibia in young active patients.

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