Autologous osteochondral transplantation for treating patellar chondral injuries: evaluation, treatment, and outcomes of a two-year follow-up study.

@article{Astur2014AutologousOT,
  title={Autologous osteochondral transplantation for treating patellar chondral injuries: evaluation, treatment, and outcomes of a two-year follow-up study.},
  author={Diego Costa Astur and Gustavo Gonçalves Arliani and Mario Binz and Nelson Astur and Camila Cohen Kaleka and Joicemar Tarouco Amaro and Alberto de Castro Pochini and Mois{\'e}s Cohen},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2014},
  volume={96 10},
  pages={816-23}
}
BACKGROUND The patella is the largest human sesamoid bone and often sustains chondral injury. There is no consensus on how to treat a full-thickness, symptomatic articular cartilage injury of the patella. We analyzed the clinical and functional outcomes of patients with symptomatic full-thickness patellar chondral lesions treated with autologous osteochondral transplantation and evaluated osteochondral autograft bone-plug integration through magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS In this… CONTINUE READING
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