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Osteochondral allograft knee transplantation relieves pain, improves function in athletes

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Patients who underwent osteochondral allograft knee transplantation had significant improvements in pain relief and functional outcomes, even when they did not return to sport, according to published results.
James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, and colleagues assessed 37 athletes who underwent primary large single-surface , multi-surface or bipolar osteochondral allograft knee transplantation for injury or overuse-related articular defects from June 2015 to March 2018. To be included in the study, athletes needed a preinjury Tegner level of 5 or greater, documented type and level of
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