Extracorporeal irradiated autogenous osteochondral graft: a histological study.


We examined osteochondral autografts, obtained at a mean of 19.5 months (3 to 48) following extracorporeal irradiation and re-implantation to replace bone defects after removal of tumours. The specimens were obtained from six patients (mean age 13.3 years (10 to 18)) and consisted of articular cartilage (five), subchondral bone (five), external callus (one… (More)


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