Reconstruction of patellar cartilage defects with free periosteal grafts. An experimental study.

@article{Jaroma1987ReconstructionOP,
  title={Reconstruction of patellar cartilage defects with free periosteal grafts. An experimental study.},
  author={Heikki Jaroma and V A Ritsil{\"a}},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={175-81}
}
The osteo-chondrogenic potential of free periosteal grafts was investigated within the knee joint in 26 rabbits aged four to six weeks. A total of 36 knee joints were operated on. The grafts were stripped from the medial side of the right tibia and sutured on the articular surface of the patella, from which the cartilage had been totally excised to the subchondral bone. In 16 knees the graft was sutured with the cambium layer towards the subchondral bone and in eight knees the fibrous layer… CONTINUE READING

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