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Fresh Osteochondral Patellar Allograft Resurfacing.


ABSTRACT: The treatment of articular cartilage lesions in young patients is certainly a complex matter and subject of continuous research, particularly for those located at the patellofemoral joint, given its peculiar biomechanical characteristics. Osteochondral grafts can be of relatively small size when the defect is focal and in an area that allows good stability and consequently the graft's integration. In case of large or multifocal lesions, it is possible to consider an osteochondral transplantation of the entire articular surface of the patella. We present a simple and reproducible technique to perform a patellar fresh osteochondral allograft resurfacing attempting to reduce the symptoms and delay a prosthetic implant in young patients with advanced patellar chondral injuries.

PROVIDER: S-EPMC6020115 | BioStudies |

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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