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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Kevin C. Wang, B.S., Brian R. Waterman, M.D., Eric J. Cotter, B.S., Rachel M. Frank, M.D., and Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A. "Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Focal Chondral Defect of the Humerus Associated With Anchor Arthropathy and Failed SLAP Repair". Arthroscopic Technique. 2017 Aug; 6(4): e1443–e1449.