Purpose: To report current data on return-to-sport rates and sports-specific patient-reported outcomes after osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation for cartilage defects of the knee.
Conclusion: This systematic review of 13 studies suggests that OCA transplantation for cartilage defects allows most athletes to return to sport (range, 75%-82%).
Zachary T. Crawford, Pharm.D., Adam P. Schumaier, M.D., Georgina Glogovac, M.D., Brian M. Grawe, M.D. "Return to Sport and Sports-Specific Outcomes After Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in the Knee: A Systematic Review of Studies With at Least 2 Years' Mean Follow-Up". Arthroscopy. April 30, 2019.