Foreign-Body Giant-Cell Reaction at the Donor Site After Autologous Osteochondral Transplant for Cartilaginous Lesion: A Case Report

Longo, Umile Giuseppe; Franceschi, Francesco; Ruzzini, Laura; Rabitti, Carla; Maffulli, Nicola; Denaro, Vincenzo
April 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Apr2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 4, p945
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a competitive athlete who underwent autologous osteochondral transplantation for treatment of a full thickness osteochondral defect in his right shoulder. A discussion of complications which developed after the surgery as a result of a foreign body giant cell reaction at the donor site is presented. The athlete's medical care and recovery are discussed.


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