The use of osteochondral allografts in the management of cartilage defects.

@article{Demange2012TheUO,
  title={The use of osteochondral allografts in the management of cartilage defects.},
  author={Marco Kawamura Demange and Andreas Hans Gomoll},
  journal={Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={
          229-35
        }
}
Large symptomatic osteochondral defects in a young active population represent a therapeutic challenge for orthopedic surgeons, since standard interventions such as debridement, microfracture and autologous osteochondral transfer are not suitable for the treatment of these larger lesions. Fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation provides a surgical option for these challenging defects, both as a primary procedure and for salvage of prior failed treatment attempts. This article reviews the… CONTINUE READING
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