The long-term success of fresh, small fragment osteochondral allografts used for intraarticular post-traumatic defects in the knee joint.

@article{Mahomed1992TheLS,
  title={The long-term success of fresh, small fragment osteochondral allografts used for intraarticular post-traumatic defects in the knee joint.},
  author={Mohamed N Mahomed and Richard J Beaver and Allan E. Gross},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={1992},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={1191-9}
}
Ninety-two fresh osteochondral allografts were implanted in 91 patients with posttraumatic osteoarticular defects of the knee joint. These patients have been prospectively followed since 1972. An analysis of long-term survival of these grafts has been performed to determine their success rates: 75% at 5 years, 64% at 10 years, and 63% at 14 years. An evaluation was made between unipolar grafts, which involve only one surface of the compartment, and bipolar grafts, which involve both surfaces… CONTINUE READING

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