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CATEGORY osteochondral allograft

Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Femoral Trochlea

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Optimising Femoral-Head Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in a Preclinical Model

Optimising Femoral-Head Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in a Preclinical Model

To test the efficacy of using osteochondral autografts and allografts in the femoral head of canines as a translational model for humans.

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Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in Cartilage Repair

This publication highlights research spanning over two decades that was responsible for establishing osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation as an effective treatment method for cartilage restoration.

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Fresh OCA Transplantation for Treatment of Unstable Osteochondritis Dissecans of Capitellum in Elbow

This article describes an OCA transplantation technique for the treatment of OCD of the humeral capitellum and report mid-term follow-up results.

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Return to Sport After Articular Cartilage Repair in Athletes’ Knees: A Systematic Review

The purpose is to perform a literature review to determine which surgical interventions allow athletes to return to their pre-injury level of competition.

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Osteochondral Allograft MRI Scoring System in the Knee: Interobserver Agreement & Clinical Applic.

To validate OCAMRISS for clinical use through the assessment of interobserver variability and to also determine which radiological features show correlation with clinical outcome.

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Use of Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Primary Treatment of Cartilage Lesions in Knee

 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.

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Humeral Head Reconstruction with Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation

Humeral Head Reconstruction with Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation

Reviewing the clinical evidence associated with the use of osteochondral allograft transplants for large defects of the humeral head.

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A Bio Perspective on Distal Tibia Osteochondral Allograft for Reconstruction of Glenoid Bone Defects

A Bio Perspective on Distal Tibia Osteochondral Allograft for Reconstruction of Glenoid Bone Defects

To illustrate the cadaveric biomechanical findings associated with the use of a distal tibia allograft (DTA) as an option for the surgical management of shoulder instability caused by large glenoid bone defects.

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Magnification Marker User Guide

Steps outlining the correct use of a magnification marker.

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Ordering allografts with JRF Ortho

Tips for expediting your fresh osteochondral allograft, tendon and meniscus orders

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Case Study: Trochlear Cartilage Restoration Using Fresh OCA Cores

A 36-year-old patient reported persistent right knee crepitation and pain two years after falling directly onto their knee. Prior conservative management and arthroscopic chondroplasty was undergone without any resolution. Imaging and arthroscopy demonstrated a full-thickness cartilage defect in the lateral trochlea.

Three months post-operation, the patient has regained full range of motion. The pain and crepitation that they had been experiencing has also been resolved.

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Case Study: Capitellum Cartilage Restoration Using a Fresh OCA Core

The patient, who was 18 years old at the time of surgery, had a prior retroarticular decompression done about one year to 18 months prior. His cartilage was noted to be soft at that time. After his index surgery, he continued to have pain and mechanical symptoms. A follow up MRI showed a full thickness chondral defect as well as subchondral sclerosis.

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Case Study: Fresh OCA Core for Cartilage Repair in the Patellofemoral Joint

The patient, a 43-year-old male, was experiencing an acute onset of knee pain when squatting. He reported discomfort and stiffness in the knee, which were exacerbated by stairs and walking downhill. He subsequently developed recurring effusions. The patient’s symptoms persisted despite extensive non-operative management.

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ISAKOS 2015, Lyon: Fresh Osteochondral Allografts (OCA) in the Knee

Comparison of Primary Transplantation Versus Transplantation After Failure of Previous Subchondral Marrow Stimulation

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Fresh Osteochondral Allografts in the Knee: Comparison Transplantations

OCA transplantation is an appropriate treatment option in both cartilage primary repair and revision injuries. Both groups showed improvements in pain and function, exhibited long survivorship and had high satisfaction rates.

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Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Bipolar Reciprocal Osteochondral Lesions of Knee

Osteochondral allograft transplantation is a useful salvage treatment option for reciprocal bipolar cartilage lesions of the knee. High reoperation and failure rates were observed, but patients with surviving allografts showed significant clinical improvement.

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Large Fresh Osteochondral Allografts of the Knee

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Osteochondral Allograft Transplant to the Medial Femoral Condyle Using a Lateral Condyle

Osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation is an effective treatment for defects in the medial femoral condyle (MFC), but the procedure is limited by a shortage of grafts. Lateral femoral condyles (LFCs) differ in geometry from MFCs but may be a suitable graft source. The difference between articular surface locations of the knee can be evaluated with micro–computed tomography imaging and 3-dimensional image analysis.

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