Summary: Advantages of using allografts include the similarity of graft materials to native tissues and the decreased patient morbidity in the absence of an autograft donor site; disadvantages include slower biologic remodeling and graft incorporation than are typical with the use of autologous grafts.
Purpose: The article discusses the indications for and basic steps involved in each type of transplant procedure, normal pre- and postoperative imaging appearances, and imaging features that may be indicative of transplant complications.
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Jennifer L Favinger, Alice S Ha, Michael E Brage, Felix S Chew. "Osteoarticular Transplantation: Recognizing Expected Postsurgical Appearances And Complications". Radiographics. May-Jun 2015;35(3):780-92. doi: 10.1148/rg.2015140070