RESEARCH & ARTICLES

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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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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Meniscal Allograft Arthroplasty For The Treatment Of Trapeziometacarpal Arthritis Of The Thumb

 The results suggest that meniscal allograft arthroplasty is a viable option in the surgical management of stages II and III arthritis of the TM joint. Further follow-up and clinical studies are warranted.

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Humeral Head Allograft Has Shown Significant Improvements In Shoulder Motion

Humeral Head Allograft Has Shown Significant Improvements In Shoulder Motion

Humeral head allograft—most commonly used in the setting of large Hill-Sachs lesions due to instability—has shown significant improvements in shoulder motion

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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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Meniscal Transplantation in Symptomatic Patients Under Fifty Years of Age: Survivorship Analysis

To determine the long-term results and survivorship of meniscal transplantation in a consecutive series of 38 patients.

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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.

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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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Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: How Should We Be Doing It? A Systematic Review

There is evidence that MAT provides pain relief, improves function and has good reported results in mid- and long-term studies. Presently there is not enough data to support one technique of MAT over another.

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White Paper on Structural Integrity and Safety of Irradiated JRF Ortho Tendon Allografts

Together, the use of aseptic technique, proprietary cleansing methods and temperature controlled, ultra low-dose irradiation provide a safe, structurally efficient allograft without impacting the integrity of the tissue and reducing potential for case failure. 

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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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Increased Risk of Revision After ACLR with Soft Tissue Allograft Compared to Hamstring Autograft

Increased Risk of Revision After ACLR with Soft Tissue Allograft Compared to Hamstring Autograft

Soft tissue allografts processed with < 1.8Mrads with or without chemical processing and non processed grafts did not have a significantly different risk of revision compared to hamstring autografts.

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

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

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