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RESEARCH & ARTICLES

Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in the Adolescent Population

Traditionally, meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) has been thought to be contraindicated in skeletally immature patients. This reports the results of MAT performed in an active adolescent population with a minimum of 2-year follow-up.

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Optimising Femoral-Head Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in a Preclinical Model

Optimising Femoral-Head Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in a Preclinical Model

To test the efficacy of using osteochondral autografts and allografts in the femoral head of canines as a translational model for humans.

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Proper Cartilage Status for Meniscal Allograft Transplantation Cannot Be Accurately Determined

Mild or tolerable symptoms did not always mean that the articular cartilage was well preserved; more observation should be undergone to determine possible chondral damage pre-operatively.

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Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in Cartilage Repair

This publication highlights research spanning over two decades that was responsible for establishing osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation as an effective treatment method for cartilage restoration.

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Prevalence of Associated Lesions in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Prevalence of Associated Lesions in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

To determine if there is a correlation between time to ACL reconstruction and the prevalence of meniscal tears or cartilage injuries present at surgery. Also, to identify the optimum timing of ACL surgery to decrease the risk of developing any additional injuries.

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Fresh OCA Transplantation for Treatment of Unstable Osteochondritis Dissecans of Capitellum in Elbow

This article describes an OCA transplantation technique for the treatment of OCD of the humeral capitellum and report mid-term follow-up results.

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Is Sport Activity Possible After Arthroscopic Meniscal Allograft Transplantation?

Twenty-five (28%) of patients were participating in sporting activities at a competitive level and the remaining 72% were at a recreational level prior to their injury

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Humeral Head Arthroplasty and Meniscal Allograft Resurfacing of the Glenoid

Humeral Head Arthroplasty and Meniscal Allograft Resurfacing of the Glenoid

Glenoid resurfacing with a meniscal allograft in conjunction with arthroplasty provided significant improvement in shoulder function and pain relief in this cohort of patients with glenohumeral arthritis under fifty-five.

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Return to Sport After Articular Cartilage Repair in Athletes’ Knees: A Systematic Review

The purpose is to perform a literature review to determine which surgical interventions allow athletes to return to their pre-injury level of competition.

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Osteochondral Allograft MRI Scoring System in the Knee: Interobserver Agreement & Clinical Applic.

To validate OCAMRISS for clinical use through the assessment of interobserver variability and to also determine which radiological features show correlation with clinical outcome.

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Use of Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Primary Treatment of Cartilage Lesions in Knee

 Osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation is typically utilized as a salvage procedure after other more conservative methods have failed.  The purpose of this study was to evaluate OCA transplantation outcomes when the procedure is used as a primary treatment method for cartilage injuries in the knee.

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Meniscal allograft arthroplasty for the treatment of trapeziometacarpal arthritis of the thumb

 The results suggest that meniscal allograft arthroplasty is a viable option in the surgical management of stages II and III arthritis of the TM joint. Further follow-up and clinical studies are warranted.

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Humeral Head Reconstruction with Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation

Humeral Head Reconstruction with Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation

Reviewing the clinical evidence associated with the use of osteochondral allograft transplants for large defects of the humeral head.

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Meniscal Transplantation in Symptomatic Patients Under Fifty Years of Age: Survivorship Analysis

To determine the long-term results and survivorship of meniscal transplantation in a consecutive series of 38 patients.

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A Bio Perspective on Distal Tibia Osteochondral Allograft for Reconstruction of Glenoid Bone Defects

A Bio Perspective on Distal Tibia Osteochondral Allograft for Reconstruction of Glenoid Bone Defects

To illustrate the cadaveric biomechanical findings associated with the use of a distal tibia allograft (DTA) as an option for the surgical management of shoulder instability caused by large glenoid bone defects.

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Magnification Marker User Guide

Steps outlining the correct use of a magnification marker.

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Ordering allografts with JRF Ortho

Tips for expediting your fresh osteochondral allograft, tendon and meniscus orders

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Case Study: Trochlear Cartilage Restoration Using Fresh OCA Cores

A 36-year-old patient reported persistent right knee crepitation and pain two years after falling directly onto their knee. Prior conservative management and arthroscopic chondroplasty was undergone without any resolution. Imaging and arthroscopy demonstrated a full-thickness cartilage defect in the lateral trochlea.

Three months post-operation, the patient has regained full range of motion. The pain and crepitation that they had been experiencing has also been resolved.

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Case Study: Capitellum Cartilage Restoration Using a Fresh OCA Core

The patient, who was 18 years old at the time of surgery, had a prior retroarticular decompression done about one year to 18 months prior. His cartilage was noted to be soft at that time. After his index surgery, he continued to have pain and mechanical symptoms. A follow up MRI showed a full thickness chondral defect as well as subchondral sclerosis.

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Case Study: Fresh OCA Core for Cartilage Repair in the Patellofemoral Joint

The patient, a 43-year-old male, was experiencing an acute onset of knee pain when squatting. He reported discomfort and stiffness in the knee, which were exacerbated by stairs and walking downhill. He subsequently developed recurring effusions. The patient’s symptoms persisted despite extensive non-operative management.

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