Particulated juvenile articular cartilage allograft transplantation for osteochondral lesions of the talus


Journal Article

Osteochondral lesions of the talus present a formidable treatment challenge to the orthopedic surgeon. This explains the multitude of treatment options described for this pathology. Currently, in the United States, surgical treatment options for symptomatic lesions are: debridement; marrow stimulation including drilling, microfracture, and abrasion arthroplasty; osteochondral autograft transfer; fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation; and the recently introduced technique of particulated juvenile cartilage allograft transplantation. The appropriate surgical therapy is based on patient and lesion-specific factors. This article will provide a brief review of these surgical therapies and the technique for particulated juvenile cartilage allograft transplantation. Copyright © 2011 by Lippincott Williams &Wilkins.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Adams, SB; Yao, JQ; Schon, LC

Published Date

  • June 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 92 - 98

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-1943

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-0644

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/BTF.0b013e31821c4fce

Citation Source

  • Scopus