Viable Osteochondral Allograft for the Treatment of a Full-Thickness Cartilage Defect of the Patella

Jarret M. Woodmass, Heath P. Melugin, Isabella T. Wu, Daniel B.F. Saris, Michael J. Stuart, Aaron J. Krych

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Abstract

Isolated cartilage defects can lead to significant pain and disability, prompting the development of a number of options for restorative treatment. Each method has advantages and limitations, and no single technique has gained widespread use. We present a technique for implantation of a cryopreserved osteochondral allograft (Cartiform) for the treatment of full-thickness cartilage defects. Cartiform is a cryopreserved osteochondral allograft composed of chondrocytes, chondrogenic growth factors, and extracellular matrix proteins. This implant allows for regenerative treatment of full-thickness cartilage lesions in a single surgical procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1661-e1665
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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