Clinical outcome and histologic findings of costal osteochondral grafts for cartilage defects in finger joints.

@article{Sato2008ClinicalOA,
  title={Clinical outcome and histologic findings of costal osteochondral grafts for cartilage defects in finger joints.},
  author={Kazuki Sato and Takashi Sasaki and Toshiyasu Nakamura and Yoshiaki Toyama and Hiroyasu Ikegami},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={511-5}
}
PURPOSE For the purpose of achieving anatomical reduction as precisely as possible, we performed osteochondral grafting from the costo-osteochondral junction in 16 patients (17 joints) with posttraumatic articular cartilage injury or avascular necrosis in finger joints. The purpose of this study was to review our series of costal osteochondral grafts in order to determine the practicality, effectiveness, and functionality of this grafting technique in a clinical setting. METHODS Patients were… CONTINUE READING