Arthroscopic versus conservative treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee Article in Arthroscopy The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 18(4):378-386 · April 2002 with 7 Reads
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Osteochondral Injuries (PDF) UW Health's Sports Medicine doctors treat a wide range of common athletic injuries. An osteochondral injury is an injury to the smooth surface on the end of bones, called articular cartilage (chondro), and the bone (osteo) underneath it. Osteochondral allograft transplantation in the knee is an alternative to joint replacement that may be used to treat a young and healthy population with symptomatic cartilage defects. The defect may be identified by MRI and/or arthroscopy. Sizing the defect appropriately and matching this defect with that of the cadaver knee can sometimes be a time-consuming and expensive process. Nonetheless, for large full-thickness articular cartilage defects with associated bone loss, osteochondral allograft may be the only option. A chondral defect refers to a focal area of damage to the articular cartilage (the cartilage that lines the end of the bones). An osteochondral defect refers to a focal area of damage that involves both the cartilage and a piece of underlying bone. Feb 07, 2018 · Therapy for osteochondritis dissecans of the knee is guided in large part by the age of the patient. Symptomatic lesions in children, or skeletally immature patients, who do not have loose bodies upon radiographic examination should initially be treated with conservative measures for 3 months ...
Osteochondral Defect: Cartilage Injury in the Knee posted by Michael Carlson, MD | February 9, 2017 The body is made up of different support structures, and one of the most important of these as it relates to movement is cartilage. Dec 11, 2019 · Osteochondral allograft transplantation has yielded positive results in the treatment of chondral and osteochondral defects in the knee. [12,13] More specifically, OCA transplantation has proven to be beneficial in large chondral lesions with or without involvement of the underlying subchondral bone. Osteochondral allograft transplantation in the knee is an alternative to joint replacement that may be used to treat a young and healthy population with symptomatic cartilage defects. The defect may be identified by MRI and/or arthroscopy. Treatment for knee osteochondral defects all depends on the patient. Knee treatment options depend on the size, location of defect and patient’s age. Some osteochondral defect lesions are more stable while others need immediate attention from your orthopedic surgeon.