Biodegradable pin fixation of osteochondral fragments of the knee.

  title={Biodegradable pin fixation of osteochondral fragments of the knee.},
  author={Yoshitaka Matsusue and Takashi Nakamura and Sadao Suzuki and Ryuhiko Iwasaki},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
The authors present 3 cases of osteochondritis and 2 cases of osteochondral fracture of the knee. These cases were treated with a bioabsorbable ultra high strength poly (L-lactide) pin, which has the highest mechanical strength value of any nonfiber reinforced poly (L-lactide) reported previously. Three of the patients were male, and 2 were females; their ages ranged from 12 to 21 years. The followup period ranged from 2 years to 7 years 9 months (mean, 4.1 years). Two to 4 poly (L-lactide… CONTINUE READING