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RESEARCH & ARTICLES

Fresh Femoral Head Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Treating Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Femoral Head

The use of fresh-stored osteochondral allograft allows surgeons to both avoid donor-site morbidity and treat lesions of a larger surface area as a treatment options for the management of osteochondritis dissecans. Read more

Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Treatment of Large Cartilage Defects of the Femoral Head: A Minimum Two-Year Follow-Up Study of Twenty-two Patients

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. Read more

Humeral Head Allograft Has Shown Significant Improvements In Shoulder Motion

Humeral head allograft—most commonly used in the setting of large Hill-Sachs lesions due to instability—has shown significant improvements in shoulder motion Read more

Midterm Results of Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation to the Humeral Head

OCA transplantation is a viable option for young patients with isolated humeral chondral injury. Read more

Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Focal Chondral Defect of the Humerus Associated with Anchor Arthropathy and Failed SLAP Repair

OCA transplantation of the humeral head has previously been described for the treatment of Hills-Sachs lesions associated with glenohumeral instability. Promising results have also been reported using this technique for humeral head articular cartilage defects. Read more

Osteochondral Distal Metatarsal Allograft Reconstruction: A Case Series and Surgical Technique

Osteochondral distal metatarsal allograft reconstruction is a safe and effective procedure for treatment of painful, degenerative conditions of the metatarsophalangeal joints. Read more

Allograft Reconstruction of a Large Giant Cell Tumor of the First Metatarsal: A Case Report

The purpose is whether a metatarsal allograft can be used for a giant bone tumor. Read more

Higher Survivorship Following Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in Less Worn Knees Justifies Earlier Referral for Symptomatic Patients: Experience from 240 Patients

Higher Survivorship Following Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in Less Worn Knees Justifies Earlier Referral for Symptomatic Patients: Experience from 240 Patients

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

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

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

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. Read more

Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in the Paediatric Population: Early Referral is Justified

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. Read more

Open Meniscal Allograft Transplantation with Transosseous Suture Fixation of the Meniscal Body Significantly Decreases Meniscal Extrusion Rate Compared with Arthroscopic Technique

Open Meniscal Allograft Transplantation with Transosseous Suture Fixation of the Meniscal Body Significantly Decreases Meniscal Extrusion Rate Compared with Arthroscopic Technique

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

Return to Sport Activity After Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: At What Level and at What Cost? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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

Clinical Outcomes of Meniscal Allograft Transplantation With or Without Other Procedures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Overall, there seems to be no significant difference between the postoperative patient reported outcomes in terms of isolated MAT and combined MAT. Read more

Midterm and Long-term Results of Medial Versus Lateral Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: A Meta-analysis

Midterm and Long-term Results of Medial Versus Lateral Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: A Meta-analysis

Patients undergoing lateral meniscal allograft transplantation demonstrated greater pain relief and functional improvement than patients undergoing medial meniscal allograft transplantations. Read more

Getting the Graft Thickness Right is Crucial for the Long-Term Success of an OCA

Getting the Graft Thickness Right is Crucial for the Long-Term Success of an OCA

Graft integration is crucial for the long-term success of an OCA. This is one of several upcoming studies that seeks to determine how grafts can better incorporate into the patient’s bone. 

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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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Contralateral Lateral Femoral Condyle Allografts Provide an Acceptable Surface Match for OCD Lesions

To determine if contralateral grafts could be used for OCD lesions up to 20mm. This research contributes to the growing body of knowledge that using a lateral femoral condyle is an acceptable option. 

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Osteoarticular Allograft Transplantation of the Trochlear Groove for Trochlear Dysplasia

Dr. LaPrade recently published a case report for transplanting a very large trochlear allograft in a 21 year old female patient with trochlea dysplasia. 

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Is Patient Satisfaction Associated with Clinical Outcomes after OCA Transplantation?

Patient satisfaction was high following the OCA transplantation, with the rate remaining constant over time. We observed a strong association between patient satisfaction and measures of pain, function, activity level, and quality of life following OCA transplantation.

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