Twenty- five-Year Chondrocyte Viability in Fresh Osteochondral Allograft

Maury, A. C.; Safir, O.; Las Heras, F.; Pritzker, K. P. H.; Gross, A. E.
January 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jan2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 1, p159
Academic Journal
The article discusses the case of a woman with complaints of pain and radiolucency in the left lateral femoral condyle related to a recurrent giant cell bone tumor. Fresh allografts allows for biological attachments important for joint function. Hyaline cartilage portion of a fresh osteochondral allograft can survive and function for more than 25 years.


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