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Particulated juvenile allograft yielded good outcomes in patellofemoral cartilage defects

Orthopedics Today reports on HSS study findings published in The Knee by pediatric orthopedic surgeon and senior author Daniel W. Green, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS, finding particulated juvenile allograft may yield good outcomes in patellofemoral cartilage defects.

Dr. Green stated, “With an average follow-up of 2.5 years, this study demonstrated that restoration of patellofemoral chondral defects in these young patients with particulated juvenile allograft results in satisfactory short-term outcomes and postoperative MRI appearance, along with high rates of return to sport and low rate of complications and graft failure.” He continued, “This series of patients appears to be the largest single cohort of pediatric and adolescent patients who received particulated juvenile allograft cartilage for defects of the patellofemoral joint.”

Read the full article at Healio.com/news/orthopedics.