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

Purpose: This paper presents a technique for surgical treatment of a femoral head OCD lesion with open surgical dislocation of the hip through stepped trochanteric osteotomy and osteochondral transplantation of fresh-stored femoral head allograft.

Summary: 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.

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Published March 2018 in Arthroscopic Techniques