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RESEARCH & ARTICLES

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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Anatomic Humeral Head Reconstruction With Fresh Osteochondral Talus Allograft for Recurrent Glenohumeral Instability With Reverse Hill-Sachs Lesion

The purpose is to show that the talus allograft is a potential allograft for treatment of an engaging reverse Hill-Sachs lesion.

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Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Knee: Analysis of Failures at 5 Years

Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Knee: Analysis of Failures at 5 Years

Despite a relatively high reoperation rate, the overall allograft survival rate suggests that reoperation itself does not necessarily indicate a failure.

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Fresh Osteochondral Allograft (Humeral Head) for Treatment of an Engaging Reverse Hill-Sachs Lesion

A case involving a 24-yr-old pt treated with osteochondral allograft to the humeral head (from JRF Ortho) for an engaging reverse Hill-Sachs lesion reported  at 6 wks’ f/up that the wound had healed and at 20 wks the pt had normal ROM. Patient-reported measures of shoulder function and quality of life improved by 6 mos and remained durably improved through 32 mos. 

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Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation For Osteochondritis Dissecans Of The Capitellum

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the capitellum is a rare yet debilitating injury seen in young athletes. This is the first report in the literature describing fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation (FOCAT) to treat OCD of the capitellum.

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Which Are the Most Reliable Methods of Predicting the Meniscal Size for Transplantation?

This study sought to determine the most reliable techniques for measuring meniscal length and width for patients that need an allograft transplantation.

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Computer Modeling Analysis of the Talar Dome as a Graft for the Humeral Head

This paper examines the degree of surface congruency between the talar dome and humeral head.

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Long-term Outcomes After Osteochondral Allograft: A Systematic Review at Long-term Follow-up

To (1) evaluate long-term outcomes of osteochondral allograft (OCA) with regard to clinical outcome scores, reoperation and failure rates, and (2) examine if certain factors predispose patients to worse outcomes.

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High Failure Rate of a Decellularized Osteochondral Allograft for the Treatment of Cartilage Lesions

High Failure Rate of a Decellularized Osteochondral Allograft for the Treatment of Cartilage Lesions

With a 72% failure rate within the first two years of implantation at two institutions, the Chondrofix implant does not exhibit similar outcomes to fresh osteochondral allografts.

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Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Femoral Trochlea

This paper evaluates the osteochondral allograft (OCA) clinical outcomes and survivorship in the femoral trochlea.

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Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in the Adolescent Population

Traditionally, meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) has been thought to be contraindicated in skeletally immature patients. This reports the results of MAT performed in an active adolescent population with a minimum of 2-year follow-up.

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Proper Cartilage Status for Meniscal Allograft Transplantation Cannot Be Accurately Determined

Mild or tolerable symptoms did not always mean that the articular cartilage was well preserved; more observation should be undergone to determine possible chondral damage pre-operatively.

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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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Is Sport Activity Possible After Arthroscopic Meniscal Allograft Transplantation?

Twenty-five (28%) of patients were participating in sporting activities at a competitive level and the remaining 72% were at a recreational level prior to their injury

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Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Femoral Trochlear Dysplasia

The osteochondral allograft transplantation surgery technique for treatment of instability resulting from trochlear dysplasia with patellofemoral chondromalacia allows patients to have a stable, pain-free knee joint and participate in activities compared to nonoperative management.

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Prevalence of Associated Lesions in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Prevalence of Associated Lesions in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

To determine if there is a correlation between time to ACL reconstruction and the prevalence of meniscal tears or cartilage injuries present at surgery. Also, to identify the optimum timing of ACL surgery to decrease the risk of developing any additional injuries.

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Risk Factors for Revision Following Primary Allograft ACLR

After adjusting for patient age, gender, and body mass index, they found that the BioCleanse® technique—which sterilizes tissue through oscillating positive and negative pressure in the presence of detergents and sterilants—and irradiation with more than 1.8 Mrad were associated with a higher risk of revision after 1 year, compared to the other graft processing methods.

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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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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 Application

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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