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

Purpose: For full-thickness articular cartilage lesions of the glenohumeral joint, osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation has shown positive results for contained, focal cartilage defects

Summary: 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.

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Published August 2017 in Arthroscopic Technique