Osteochondral allografting… Effective for osteoarthritis treatment?

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Osteochondral allografting… Effective for osteoarthritis treatment?



A recent review article by Chalal and colleagues published in the journal, Arthroscopy, highlighted the use of osteochondral allografting for the treatment of cartilage defects. In other words, taking a cartilage plug from a donor and putting it into the damaged knee of a recipient. The authors acknowledged the fact that cartilage cells die with increasing time if the graft is not used within a few weeks. Patients with traumatic lesions, younger patients, and those with a short duration of symptoms appeared to do the best. Still, for osteoarthritis, this procedure is not recommended.
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