Osteochondral Allograft Transplants for Large Trochlear Defects

Purpose: This article reports the authors’ technique of osteochondral allograft transplantation for the treatment of a focal full-thickness defect of the trochlea.

Summary: The advantages of using the described OCA technique is that it allows chondral defects to be immediately filled with mature articular cartilage, it avoids the donor-site morbidity, and histologic analysis of OCA has shown high survivorship of the transplanted hyaline cartilage.

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Mark E. Cinque, B.S., M.S., Nicholas I. Kennedy, M.D., Gilbert Moatshe, M.D., Gustavo Vinagre, M.D. Jorge Chahla, M.D., Ph.D., Zaamin B. Hussain, B.A., and Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D. "Osteochondral Allograft Transplants for Large Trochlear Defects". Arthroscopic Techniques. 2017 Oct; 6(5): e1703–e1707.