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CATEGORY osteochondral allograft

Fresh Femoral Head Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Treating Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Femoral Head

The use of fresh-stored osteochondral allograft allows surgeons to both avoid donor-site morbidity and treat lesions of a larger surface area as a treatment options for the management of osteochondritis dissecans. Read more

Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Treatment of Large Cartilage Defects of the Femoral Head: A Minimum Two-Year Follow-Up Study of Twenty-two Patients

Fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation may be a viable treatment option for osteochondral defects of the femoral head in young, active patients with minimal preexisting joint deformity. Read more

Midterm Results of Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation to the Humeral Head

OCA transplantation is a viable option for young patients with isolated humeral chondral injury. Read more

Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Focal Chondral Defect of the Humerus Associated with Anchor Arthropathy and Failed SLAP Repair

OCA transplantation of the humeral head has previously been described for the treatment of Hills-Sachs lesions associated with glenohumeral instability. Promising results have also been reported using this technique for humeral head articular cartilage defects. Read more

Osteochondral Distal Metatarsal Allograft Reconstruction: A Case Series and Surgical Technique

Osteochondral distal metatarsal allograft reconstruction is a safe and effective procedure for treatment of painful, degenerative conditions of the metatarsophalangeal joints. Read more

Allograft Reconstruction of a Large Giant Cell Tumor of the First Metatarsal: A Case Report

The purpose is whether a metatarsal allograft can be used for a giant bone tumor. Read more

Getting the Graft Thickness Right is Crucial for the Long-Term Success of an OCA

Graft integration is crucial for the long-term success of an OCA. This is one of several upcoming studies that seeks to determine how grafts can better incorporate into the patient’s bone. 

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Contralateral Lateral Femoral Condyle Allografts Provide an Acceptable Surface Match for OCD Lesions

To determine if contralateral grafts could be used for OCD lesions up to 20mm. This research contributes to the growing body of knowledge that using a lateral femoral condyle is an acceptable option. 

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Osteoarticular Allograft Transplantation of the Trochlear Groove for Trochlear Dysplasia

Osteoarticular Allograft Transplantation of the Trochlear Groove for Trochlear Dysplasia

Dr. LaPrade recently published a case report for transplanting a very large trochlear allograft in a 21 year old female patient with trochlea dysplasia. 

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Is Patient Satisfaction Associated with Clinical Outcomes after OCA Transplantation?

Patient satisfaction was high following the OCA transplantation, with the rate remaining constant over time. We observed a strong association between patient satisfaction and measures of pain, function, activity level, and quality of life following OCA transplantation.

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Lesion Size Does Not Predict Outcomes in Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation

Many cartilage repair algorithms use lesion size to choose the appropriate surgical technique. The purpose of this study was to determine if lesion size affects outcomes after an osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation. The results of this study suggest that graft size does not influence outcomes or survivorship. OCA transplantation is an effective treatment in the femoral condyle regardless of size.

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Outcomes of Latarjet Versus Distal Tibia Allograft for Anterior Shoulder Instability Repair

Outcomes of Latarjet Versus Distal Tibia Allograft for Anterior Shoulder Instability Repair

To compare clinical outcomes between a distal tibia allograft (DTA) reconstruction or a Latarjet procedure for patients with recurrent shoulder instability.

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Patellofemoral Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation

 To describe the indications, surgical technique and rehabilitation for using a fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) in patellofemoral reconstruction.

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Condyle-Specific Matching Does Not Improve Midterm Clinical Outcomes of OCA Transplantation (Knee)

There was not a significant difference in clinical outcomes between the two groups suggesting that condyle-specific matching may not be necessary.

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Distal Tibial Allograft Glenoid Reconstruction in Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability

Fresh distal tibia allograft reconstruction results in a clinically stable joint with excellent outcomes in reducing the rate of dislocation and improving pain and function.

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Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation and Opening Wedge Tibial Osteotomy

Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation and Opening Wedge Tibial Osteotomy

To assess outcomes of patients who concomitantly underwent an osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation and osteotomy.

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Return to Sport and Recreational Activity After Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in the Knee

This paper assesses osteochondral allograft (OCA) survivorship in an athletic patient population as well as determine the level of sport patients are able to return to post-operatively. OCA transplantation can be a successful solution for cartilage injuries in athletes as it allows the majority of patients to resume their highly active lifestyles.

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Osteochondral Allograft Transfer for Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus

Despite the high incidence of reoperation and failure, carefully selected patients can experience substantially improved function as a result of fresh OCA transplantation in the talus.

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Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Fractures of the Knee

The purpose of this paper is to determine functional outcomes and osteochondral allograft (OCA) survivorship in patients that received an OCA transplantation as a salvage treatment for knee fracture. Although the reoperation rate is high, treating osteochondral lesions associated with knee fractures with an OCA can be a successful salvage treatment option.

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Effectiveness of Lavage Techniques in Removing Immunogenic Elements from Osteochondral Allografts

The purpose of the paper is to compare the current standard saline lavage technique to a combination saline and high-pressure carbon dioxide lavage to determine their ability to remove marrow elements from osteochondral allografts (OCA).

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