Arthroscopic Particulated Juvenile Cartilage Allograft Transplantation for the Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Several options exist for the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus. Particulated juvenile cartilage allograft transplantation (PJCAT) has become a viable treatment modality for osteochondral lesions of the talus that are not amenable to microfracture or for which microfracture has failed. Arthroscopic placement of this type of graft obviates the need for osteotomy or plafondplasty and does not prevent additional procedures from being performed through an anterior approach. Special instrumentation and setup are not required to perform this procedure. Our arthroscopic technique for placement of particulated juvenile cartilage into osteochondral lesions of the talus is described. Case series and outcomes after arthroscopic ankle PJCAT are currently not reported within the literature; however, it is believed that the outcomes are at least similar to those of open ankle PJCAT.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Adams, SB; Demetracopoulos, CA; Parekh, SG; Easley, ME; Robbins, J

Published Date

  • August 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 4

Start / End Page

  • e533 - e537

PubMed ID

  • 25264516

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4175163

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2212-6287

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.eats.2014.06.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands