Arthroscopic delivery of particulated juvenile cartilage allograft for osteochondral lesions of the talus


Journal Article

Osteochondral lesions of the talus are a common source of ankle pain, and often present in patients with a history of acute ankle trauma or chronic ankle instability. The management of these lesions can be divided between reparative and restorative techniques. Particulated juvenile cartilage allograft transplantation is a new technique, which utilizes fresh juvenile cartilage containing live cells in their native extracellular matrix, and implants these cells into the osteochondral defect with the use of a fibrin adhesive. The purpose of this article is to review the indications and describe the surgical technique for arthroscopic particulated juvenile cartilage allograft transplantation for the management of osteochondral lesions of the talus. © 2013 by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Demetracopoulos, CA; Adams, SB; Parekh, SG

Published Date

  • March 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 39 - 45

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-1943

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-0644

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/BTF.0b013e3182a2b3e5

Citation Source

  • Scopus