Osteochondral Autologous Transplantation Was More Effective Than Microfracture for Osteochondritis Dissecans in Children Younger than Eighteen Years

Chambers, Henry G.
August 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 10, p1998
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study cornering the effectiveness of osteochondral autologous transplantation (OAT) in children with osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) injuries of the knee compared to microfracture. It claims that OAT was superior to microfracture repair in children with OCD injuries of the knee. A commentary of the study suggests that mosaicplasty should be performed preferentially to microfracture although it does not provide evidence on how to treat small OCD lesions.


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