Fresh osteochondral allografts for large-volume cystic osteochondral defects of the talus.

  title={Fresh osteochondral allografts for large-volume cystic osteochondral defects of the talus.},
  author={Steven Mark Raikin},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={91 12},
BACKGROUND Large-volume osteochondral lesions of the talus present a difficult dilemma for the treating physician. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of talar lesions with a volume of >3000 mm(3) treated with fresh bulk osteochondral allograft transplantation. METHODS Fifteen patients (mean age, 41.9 years) who had symptomatic osteochondral lesions of the talus with a mean volume of 6059 mm(3) underwent fresh matched osteochondral allograft transplantation. All… CONTINUE READING

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