Purpose: To compare radiographic and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in skeletally mature and immature adolescents after FOCA in the knee for treatment of unsalvageable osteochondritis dissecans (OCD).
Conclusion: Osteochondral allograft treatment for unsalvageable OCD in the young knee may be expected to yield excellent early results. Despite the presence of open physes and immature epiphyseal osteochondral anatomy, equivalent or improved healing and PRO scores compared with those of skeletally mature patients may be expected.
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Breann Tisano, MD, Henry B. Ellis, MD, Chuck Wyatt, PNP, Philip L. Wilson, MD. "Osteochondral Allograft for Unsalvageable Osteochondritis Dissecans in the Skeletally Immature Knee". OJSM. Feburary 11, 2022.