Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess midterm clinical and radiographic outcomes after fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation for large femoral head lesions at minimum 2-year follow-up.
Conclusion: Fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation may be a viable treatment option for osteochondral defects of the femoral head in young, active patients with minimal preexisting joint deformity.
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Xin Y. Mei, MD, Ibrahim S. Alshaygy, MD, Oleg A. Safir, MD, FRCSC, Allan E. Gross, MD, FRCSC, Paul R. Kuzyk, MD, MASc, FRCSC. "Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Treatment of Large Cartilage Defects of the Femoral Head: A Minimum Two-Year Follow-Up Study of Twenty-Two Patients". Journal of Arthroplasty. VOLUME 33, ISSUE 7, P2050-2056, JULY 01, 2018.