Purpose: To determine the functional outcomes and survivorship of using osteochondral allografts (OCA) in patients with patellar cartilage injuries.
Take Away: The treatment of patellar cartilage injuries remains a difficult clinical challenge with relatively high reoperation and revision rates. OCA transplantation was successful in the majority of cartilage injuries of the patella requiring major patellar resurfacing.
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Gracitelli, Guilherme C., MD, Gokhan Meric, MD, Pamela A. Pulido, MD, Simon Görtz, MD, Allison J. De Young, MPA, PA-C, and William D. Bugbee, MD. "Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Isolated Patellar Cartilage Injury." Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Isolated Patellar Cartilage Injury. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 16 Jan. 2015. Web. 14 Apr. 2015.