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Osteochondral autografts in full thickness patella cartilage lesions

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dc.contributor.author Figueroa, David
dc.contributor.author Melean, Patricio
dc.contributor.author Calvo R., Rafael
dc.contributor.author Gili, Federico
dc.contributor.author Zilleruelo, Nicolás
dc.contributor.author Vaisman, Alex
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-13T17:17:33Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-13T17:17:33Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Knee, 2011, vol. 18, n° 4, p. 220-223 es_CL
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2010.05.016 es_CL
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/888
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical, functional and imaging results of full thickness patella cartilage lesions treated with osteochondral autografts (OCA). We studied a consecutive case series of 10 patients. At follow-up, Lysholm and International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) scores were obtained. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation was performed at an average of 8 months post-op. The average cartilage lesion area was 1.2 cm(2). An average of 1.9 grafts was used per patient. The average Lysholm scores were: pre-op 73.8 +/- 8.36; post-op 95 +/- 4.47 points (p < 0.05). The average IKDC post-op score was 95 +/- 1.74 points. No postoperative complications were registered. In the MRI analysis we found that in all cases. OCA presented flush characteristics when compared with adjacent cartilage. The majority of cases presented no fissures in the graft-receptor interface (60%). In 80% we observed mild bone marrow edema around the graft. According to the International Cartilage Research Society (ICRS) cartilage lesions classification, all grafts were considered 1A; in the periphery cartilage was classified as 1A in 60%. We conclude that patellar OCA is a good alternative for the treatment of full thickness patellar cartilage lesions, offering good clinical, functional and imaging results at midterm follow-up. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. es_CL
dc.language.iso en_US es_CL
dc.subject Patellar cartilage lesion es_CL
dc.subject Full thickness es_CL
dc.subject Osteochondral autograft es_CL
dc.subject Clinical follow-up es_CL
dc.title Osteochondral autografts in full thickness patella cartilage lesions es_CL
dc.type Artículo es_CL


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