Osteochondral allografts: state of the art.


The use of osteochondral allografts to treat focal osteochondral lesions continues to gain popularity, supported by long-term results. Clinicians must be knowledgeable concerning the possible risks of disease transmission, graft rejection, infection, and graft failure to advise the patient and obtain an informed consent. With advancing scientific and clinical research, future operative indications will likely continue to expand. A significant amount of literature regarding storage methods has recently been published; it is hoped that continued research will lead to techniques for prolonged graft storage to prevent availability concerns.

DOI: 10.1016/j.csm.2008.10.007

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@article{Lattermann2009OsteochondralAS, title={Osteochondral allografts: state of the art.}, author={Christian Lattermann and Spencer E. Romine}, journal={Clinics in sports medicine}, year={2009}, volume={28 2}, pages={285-301, ix} }