Fresh osteochondral allografts: a 6-10-year review.

  title={Fresh osteochondral allografts: a 6-10-year review.},
  author={Philip Fitzpatrick and David A. F. Morgan},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  volume={68 8},
BACKGROUND In young patients with limited articular cartilage damage, osteochondral allografts may offer an alternative to total joint replacement. The survival of chondrocytes after transplantation and the correlation with clinical outcomes was studied. METHODS Between March 1987 and September 1990, nine patients received fresh osteochondral allografts. Three patients received tibial plateau transplants, three received patellar transplants, two received proximal interphalangeal joints and… CONTINUE READING
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