Overview: The technique of osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation has been used to treat a wide spectrum of cartilage deficiencies in the knee. Its use has been supported by basic science and clinical studies that show it is a safe and effective treatment option. What sets fresh OCA transplantation apart from other cartilage procedures in the knee, is the ability to treat large defects with mature hyaline cartilage.
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Authors: Zouzias, Ioannis C. MD, Bugbee, William D. MD
Publication: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review: June 2016 - Volume 24 - Issue 2 - p 79-84.