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CATEGORY osteochondral allograft

Extensive Recontouring of the Femoral Head with Osteochondral Allografting

Extensive Recontouring of the Femoral Head with Osteochondral Allografting

This case reports an attempt to salvage the hip joint of a young patient with a posttraumatic growth disturbance of the femoral head using a fresh osteochondral allograft.

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Patellar OCA Transplantation Using Femoral Hemicondyle Allografts: MRI & Clinical Outcomes

Patellar OCA using femoral head allograft led to significant improvement in pain and patient-reported knee outcome scores.

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Predictors of Return to Athletic Activity Following Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Knee

OCA Transplantation is a reliable procedure with high rates of return to athletic activity at 88%.

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Long-term Results of Treating Large Posttraumatic Tibial Plateau Lesions with Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation

This paper discusses fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation as a viable option for posttraumatic tibial osteochondral defects determining that it is an excellent option that delayed the need for arthroplasty.

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Patellar Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation

This article focuses on the use of a single OCA plug to treat a focal unipolar defect of the patella.

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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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Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation Surgery for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus in Athletes

This paper discusses osteochondral allograft transplantation as an option for the treatment of selected athletes with large osteochondral lesions of the talus. The results of this study may help active young patients and their surgeons to better understand outcomes and options in their shared decision-making process.

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Tibial Plateau Cartilage Lesions: A Systematic Review of Techniques, Outcomes, and Complications

This paper seeks to determine current reported treatment options for isolated tibial plateau cartilage lesions.

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Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Femoral Condyle Utilizing a Thin Plug Graft Technique

OCA transplantation with a thin plug graft technique is a valuable procedure for the treatment of femoral condyle osteochondral lesions, resulting in significant improvement in clinical scores, high patient satisfaction, and low reoperation and clinical failure rates.

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Return to Sport and Sports-Specific Outcomes After Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in the Knee

Return to Sport and Sports-Specific Outcomes After Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in the Knee

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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Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Uncontained, Elongated Osteochondritis Dissecans Lesions of the Medial Femoral Condyle

This article describes the preferred surgical approach for the treatment of large, uncontained OCD lesions of the medial femoral condyle using a fresh OCA and the Arthrex BioUni Instrumentation System.

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Bipolar Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Patella and Trochlea

Bipolar Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Patella and Trochlea

Bipolar osteochondral allograft transplantation of the patella and trochlea provide significant improvement in functional outcomes.

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Differences in the Radius of Curvature Between Femoral Condyles: Implications for Osteochondral Allograft Matching

Differences in the Radius of Curvature Between Femoral Condyles: Implications for Osteochondral Allograft Matching

Matching the radius of curvature or anterior-posterior length would not be necessary for potential medial-to-medial or lateral-to-lateral allograft transplants within this patient group.

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Fresh Precut Osteochondral Allograft Core Transplantation for the Treatment of Femoral Cartilage Defects

As OCA transplantation has emerged as a popular option for the treatment of cartilage defects, standard techniques for graft matching rely on pairing donor-recipient size. However, this can be mitigated by using OCA cores for small lesions.

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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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Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Treatment of Large Cartilage Defects of the Femoral Head

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.

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Fresh Osteochondral Patellar Allograft Resurfacing

Fresh Osteochondral Patellar Allograft Resurfacing

The aim of this study was to present a simple and reproducible way to perform a fresh osteochondral patellar allograft resurfacing procedure covering the indications, surgical technique, site preparation, graft preparation, and graft placement.

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Fresh Osteochondral and Meniscus Allografting for Post-traumatic Tibial Plateau Defects

The use of a fresh osteochondral allograft including its meniscus is one of the few options to biologically treat large post-traumatic osteochondral defects of the proximal tibia in young active patients.

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Use of Fresh Osteochondral Allografts in the Patellofemoral Joint

With newer surgical approaches and a better understanding of the mechanical requirements of the PF joint, the use of OCA transplantation has shown increasingly better results.

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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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