Follow-up of osteochondral plug transfers in a goat model: a 6-month study.

@article{Lane2004FollowupOO,
  title={Follow-up of osteochondral plug transfers in a goat model: a 6-month study.},
  author={J Geoffrey Lane and Jennifer B. Massie and Scott T. Ball and Michael E Amiel and Albert C. Chen and Won C Bae and Robert L. Sah and David Amiel},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={1440-50}
}
BACKGROUND Osteochondral transfer procedures are increasingly used to resurface full-thickness articular cartilage defects. There has not been long-term assessment/description of autogenous donor and recipient sites. HYPOTHESIS The healing process occurs at the donor/host cartilage and bone interfaces. STUDY DESIGN Histologic, biochemical, and biomechanical changes were assessed 6 months after an osteochondral transfer in a goat model. METHODS Eight adult goats were studied. In the 6… CONTINUE READING