Etanercept enhances preservation of osteochondral allograft viability.

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BACKGROUND Osteochondral allografts are an increasingly popular treatment for the repair of articular cartilage lesions. Current tissue bank protocols require bacteriological testing that takes from 21 to 28 days to process. During this time, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α, a proapoptotic cytokine) is upregulated, resulting in loss of chondrocyte… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0363546511398645

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