Purpose: Osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation is typically utilized as a salvage procedure after other more conservative methods have failed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate OCA transplantation outcomes when the procedure is used as a primary treatment method for cartilage injuries in the knee.
Take Away: OCA transplantation is an acceptable primary treatment method for some defects of the knee and failure of a previous surgery should not have to be a prerequisite for transplantation.
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Authors: Dustin T. Briggs, Kamran N. Sadr, Pamela A. Pulido and William D. Bugbee
Study Design: Case Series