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RESEARCH & ARTICLES

Meniscal Allograft Transplantation And Meniscal Scaffolds; Where Are We Up To Now?

Meniscal Allograft Transplantation And Meniscal Scaffolds; Where Are We Up To Now?

The meniscus has an important function in protecting the joint surfaces within its compartment whilst facilitating joint lubrication and contributing to stability of the knee. It is now well recognized that meniscal loss leads to degenerative change.

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Impact of Hamstring Graft Diameter on Tendon Strength: A Biomechanical Study

Statistically different increasing tensile strength was seen as graft diameter increased. Significant variability exists in the strength of multi-stranded hamstring allografts within the diameter range of 6 to 9 mm that often falls well below the commonly accepted value of 4,000 N for a hamstring graft.

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Osteophyte in Tibial Plateau Is a Risk Factor for Allograft Extrusion After Meniscus Allograft

Osteophytes can be observed on the tibial plateau during meniscus allograft transplantation.

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Large Fresh Osteochondral Allografts of the Knee

The aim of this study was to conduct an updated review of the literature regarding the clinical and basic science knowledge on osteochondral allograft transplantation in the knee for the treatment of large defects.

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The Effect of Donor Age on Structural and Mechanical Properties of Allograft Tendons

Allograft tendons are commonly used in surgical ligament reconstruction. While it is commonly accepted that donor age will affect mechanical properties of graft tissue, the apparent age threshold is unknown.

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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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Comparison of Glenohumeral Contact Pressures and Contact Areas After Posterior Glenoid Reconstruction with Distal Tibial Osteochondral Allograft

Reconstruction with fresh distal tibial allograft (DTA) is an alternative option, with the theoretical advantages of restoring the glenoid articular surface, improving joint congruity, and providing the biological restoration of articular cartilage loss.

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Soft-tissue allografts terminally sterilized with an electron beam are biomechanically equivalent to aseptic, nonsterilized tendons

The biomechanical properties of allografts sterilized at a dose range of 17.1 to 21.0 kGy were not different from those of aseptic allografts.

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Salvage Of Contaminated Osteochondral Allografts: The Effects Of Chlorhexidine On Human Articular Chondrocyte Viability

Because chondrocyte viability is imperative for successful osteochondral allograft transplantation, sterilization techniques must provide antimicrobial effects with minimal cartilage toxicity.

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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.

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The Biomechanical Effects Of 1.0 To 1.2 Mrad Of Γ Irradiation On Human Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Allografts

Recent data suggest that anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with irradiated allograft tissue may lead to increased failure rates.

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Bipolar Fresh Osteochondral Allografting of the Tibiotalar Joint

Tibiotalar arthritis in the young, active patient is a debilitating condition with limited treatment options where bipolar tibiotalar fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation was conceived as a possible option.

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Why Allograft Reconstruction For Osteochondral Lesion Of The Talus?

Why Allograft Reconstruction For Osteochondral Lesion Of The Talus?

For defects with a large diameter, large cystic component, or heavily involving the shoulder of the talus, an allograft provides an excellent option.

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Humeral Head Arthroplasty and Meniscal Allograft Resurfacing of the Glenoid

Humeral Head Arthroplasty and Meniscal Allograft Resurfacing of the Glenoid

Glenoid resurfacing with a meniscal allograft in conjunction with arthroplasty provided significant improvement in shoulder function and pain relief in this cohort of patients with glenohumeral arthritis under fifty-five.

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The Effect of Donor Age and Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation on the Initial Biomechanical Properties

The Effect of Donor Age and Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation on the Initial Biomechanical Properties

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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.

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Fresh Osteochondral Allograft for the Treatment of Cartilage Defects of the Talus: A Retrospective Review

The transplantation of fresh osteochondral allograft is a viable and effective method for the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus as evidenced by improvements in pain and function.

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Does irradiation affect the clinical outcome of patellar tendon allograft ACL reconstruction?

The data in this paper suggest that irradiation can be used to sterilize BPTB allograft without adversely affecting clinical outcome.

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