Purpose: To characterize fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) functional outcomes, complications and reoperation rates in the talus through systematic review of available literature.
JRF Ortho Take Away: Despite the high incidence of reoperation and failure, carefully selected patients can experience substantially improved function as a result of fresh OCA transplantation in the talus.
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Authors: Richard J. VanTienderen, John C. Dunn, Nicholas Kusnezov, Justin D. Orr
Published: Journal of Arthroscopy. 2017 Jan;33(1):217-222.
Institution: William Beaumont Army Medical Center and Texas Tech University