Osteochondral Allograft Implantation
What is osteochondral allograft implantation?
Also known as osteochondral allograft transplantation, this procedure uses cartilage from a deceased donor to replace the damaged cartilage that lines the ends of bones within a joint (articular cartilage). It is an excellent option for younger, symptomatic patients with defects larger than 3 cm. It can also be used in patients who have had previous failed cartilage procedures. The grafts last for at least 10 years, and in many cases last more than 20 years.