Karl Fredrik Almqvist

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Long-term data on the clinical outcome and the fate of the meniscus allograft after transplantation are scarce. In this study we present the clinical, radiological and MRI outcome of the meniscus graft and the articular cartilage after 42 meniscus allograft transplantations in 41 patients with a minimum follow-up of 10 years. A total of 27 medial and 15(More)
BACKGROUND Damaged articular cartilage has limited capacity for self-repair. Autologous chondrocyte implantation using a characterized cell therapy product results in significantly better early structural repair as compared with microfracture in patients with symptomatic joint surface defects of the femoral condyles of the knee. PURPOSE To evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Few medium-term or long-term reports on meniscal allograft transplantations are available. In this study, we present the results of a survival analysis of the clinical outcomes of our first 100 procedures involving transplantation of viable medial and lateral meniscal allografts performed in ninety-six patients. METHODS Thirty-nine medial and(More)
Since the first meniscal allograft transplantation in 1984, thousands of patients with postmeniscectomy symptoms have been treated by allograft replacement. This study aims the collection, presentation and meta-analysis of published trials reporting outcomes of meniscal allograft transplantation to establish its safety and reproducibility. A literature(More)
BACKGROUND Characterized chondrocyte implantation (CCI) results in significantly better early structural tissue regeneration than microfracture (MF), and CCI has a midterm clinical benefit over microfracture. PURPOSE This study was undertaken to evaluate the 5-year clinical outcome of CCI in a randomized comparison with MF for the treatment of symptomatic(More)
OBJECTIVE Studies on the biology of the human meniscus cell are scarce. The objective of our studies was to assess survival/proliferation of human meniscus cells in different culture conditions and to characterize the extracellular matrix (ECM) produced by these cells in these artificial environments. The composition of this ECM offers a variable to define(More)
More and more orthopedic procedures are performed in an outpatient setting. A commonly used strategy in pain management is the intra-articular injection of local anesthetics. Recent attention has been drawn to their possible toxic effect on chondrocytes. Local anesthetics, and in particular Lidocaine, are also used for diagnostic joint infiltrations. A(More)
The aim of the study is to develop a clinically useful and reproducible method for evaluating lateral meniscal extrusion in normal and transplanted knees under different axial loading conditions. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (US) were used to assess meniscal extrusion. Both types of imaging were performed at least 6 months postoperatively(More)
BACKGROUND Few medium-term or long-term reports on meniscal allograft transplantations are available. In this study, we present the results of a survival analysis of the clinical outcomes of our first 100 procedures involving transplantation of viable medial and lateral meniscal allografts performed in ninety-six patients. METHODS Thirty-nine medial and(More)
We retrospectively reviewed the long-term clinical outcome of unilateral arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) allograft reconstruction. From October 1995 to December 1997, 64 arthroscopic ACL reconstructions were performed. Multiligamentous knee injuries and ACL injuries in polytrauma patients were excluded and out of the remaining 60 patients 55(More)