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

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%).

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Published June 2019 in Arthroscopy: Journal of Orthopedic and Related Studies