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Fresh osteochondral grafts

Charles A Baumann, John R Baumann, Chantelle C Bozynski, Aaron M Stoker, James P Stannard, James L Cook
Articular defects are a major problem with few effective treatment options. Osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation can be an effective treatment; however, lack of OCA bone integration can cause failure. This controlled laboratory study was designed to compare clinically applicable methods for marrow element removal and enhanced delivery of bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMC) to OCA bone. We hypothesized that compressed carbon dioxide (CO2 ) treatment of OCA bone would result in significantly better marrow element removal, significantly more retention and distribution of viable osteoprogenitor cells, and significantly higher osteoinductive protein elution from OCAs compared with other preimplantation treatments...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Jianhong Qi, Famin Cao, Yunning Han, Di Xie, Hongqiang Song, Bin Chen, Lu Zhou
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the reliability of cartilage digestion and fluorescein diacetate-ethidium bromide (FDA-EB) fluorescence staining for the detection of chondrocyte viability in osteochondral grafts. Sixteen fresh osteochondral grafts were harvested from pig knee condyles, and the articular cartilage tissue was preserved. Each cartilage graft was cut into two 70-µm thick pieces and randomly allocated to Group A or Group B. The cell viability of Group A was detected using FDA-EB fluorescence staining of the digested cartilage, and the viability of Group B was detected with FDA-EB fluorescence staining of cartilage sections...
February 16, 2018: Cell and Tissue Banking
Adam Kwapisz, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jay B Cook, George S Athwal, John M Tokish
BACKGROUND: Bone loss in shoulder instability is a well-recognized cause of failure after stabilization surgery. Many approaches have been described to address glenoid bone loss, including coracoid transfer. This transfer can be technically difficult and has been associated with high complication rates. An ideal alternative to coracoid transfer would be an autologous source of fresh osteochondral graft with enough surface area to replace significant glenoid bone loss. The distal clavicle potentially provides such a graft source that is readily available and low-cost...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Luis E P Tírico, Julie C McCauley, Pamela A Pulido, William D Bugbee
BACKGROUND: Cartilage repair algorithms use lesion size to choose surgical techniques when selecting a cartilage repair procedure. The association of fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) size with graft survivorship and subjective patient outcomes is still unknown. PURPOSE: To determine if lesion size (absolute or relative) affects outcomes after OCA transplantation. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: The study included 156 knees in 143 patients who underwent OCA transplantation from 1998 to 2014 for isolated femoral condyle lesions...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Brian E Walczak, Matthew S Nies, Darrin J Trask, Scott Hetzel, Patrick J Roney, Matthew W Squire, Geoffrey S Baer
BACKGROUND: Insertion force has been shown to significantly reduce chondrocyte viability during osteochondral allograft transplantation. How graft size influences the required insertion force and chondrocyte viability has yet to be determined. Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose was to characterize how graft size influences insertion force requirements and chondrocyte viability during osteochondral transplantation. The hypothesis was that larger grafts would require greater force and reduce chondrocyte viability...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Juan Manuel Yañez Arauz, Jorge Javier Del Vecchio, Facundo Bilbao, Nicolas Raimondi
INTRODUCTION: Symptomatic talar osteochondral lesions are about 50% refractory to conservative treatment requiring a surgical solution. In the case of large chronic lesions, the use of bone graft taken from tissue bank is an alternative that enables to fill the defect without causing donor site morbidity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight patients treated with talar osteochondral allograft in lesions greater than 20mm in diameter were analyzed - 4 males and 4 females aging 39...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
C Krettek, J-D Clausen, N Bruns, C Neunaber
Cartilage defects in adult patients do not heal well. Fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation is based on mature, living, mechanically sound hyaline cartilage attached to a bone interface, which is brought into an osteochondral defect, where it becomes osseointegrated. According to current knowledge, intact hyaline cartilage tissue is immune privileged and does not, in contrast to bone, meniscus or ligaments, cause an immune reaction. The technique has the unique advantage of transplanting viable, mature and mechanically stable hyaline cartilage into the affected area...
November 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
Justin J Mitchell, Alexander R Vap, George Sanchez, Daniel J Liechti, Jorge Chahla, Gilbert Moatshe, Márcio B Ferrari, Matthew T Provencher
Chronic posterior glenohumeral joint instability can be a challenging clinical entity for patients and surgeons alike. In the setting of a posterior dislocation, a large anterior humeral impaction injury (reverse Hill-Sachs [HS]) may occur, leading to engagement of the humerus with the posterior glenoid bone, especially during internal rotation of the joint. A reverse HS is especially debilitating because of the significant portion of affected humeral head cartilage, and is made worse in the setting of ligamentous disruption such as a posterior humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligament (HAGL) lesions...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
S Schmidt, A Schulte, S Schwarz, N Hofmann, S Tietz, M Boergel, S U Sixt
BACKGROUND: The biggest obstacle to overcome for routine treatment of various pathologies with fresh osteochondral allograft is the availability of tissue for transplantation. Large fresh osteochondral allografts are usually harvested from organ donors, but in contrast to organs, tissues can be procured after cardiac arrest. OBJECTIVE: Medical staff as well the general public are much less aware of the possibilities and requirements of tissue donation compared to organ donation...
November 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
Lasun O Oladeji, James P Stannard, Cristi R Cook, Mauricio Kfuri, Brett D Crist, Matthew J Smith, James L Cook
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of fresh osteochondral allografts (OCAs) is an attractive treatment option for symptomatic articular cartilage lesions in young, healthy patients. Because the lack of OCA bone integration can be a cause of treatment failure, methods for speeding and enhancing OCA bone integration to mitigate this potential complication are highly desirable. PURPOSE: To determine if autogenous bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMC) treatment of large femoral condylar OCAs would be associated with superior radiographic OCA bone integration compared with nontreated allografts during the critical first 6 months after surgery...
October 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Ryan M Degen, Nathan W Coleman, Danielle Tetreault, Brenda Chang, Greg T Mahony, Christopher L Camp, Shawn G Anthony, Riley J Williams
Background Chondral lesions in the patellofemoral compartment represent a difficult entity to treat among active patients, with no clear consensus on the optimal treatment strategy. The purpose of this study was to review the functional outcomes of patients >40 years old with primary patellofemoral osteochondral lesions who underwent a cartilage restoration procedure with a structural graft. Methods Following institutional review board approval, 35 patients >40 years treated for patellofemoral chondral or osteochondral injuries were retrospectively identified...
July 2017: Cartilage
Marcio B Ferrari, Anthony Sanchez, George Sanchez, Ramesses Akamefula, Bradley M Kruckeberg, Matthew T Provencher
Glenoid bone loss presents a major risk for glenohumeral instability that has been well recognized as a cause of instability recurrence after attempted Bankart repair, and although most surgeons consider the Latarjet procedure as the gold standard, failures can occur with this technique as well and the search for alternative grafts to address glenoid bone loss is a major topic of ongoing research in the field. Of these techniques, the distal tibia allograft (DTA) has been shown to provide an excellent option to restore glenoid biomechanics, due to its congruency with the humeral head, dense bony quality, and the facility of harvest...
April 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Afif Harb, Alexander von Horn, Kornelia Gocalek, Luisa Marilena Schäck, Jan Clausen, Christian Krettek, Sandra Noack, Claudia Neunaber
BACKGROUND: Due to the rising interest in Europe to treat large cartilage defects with osteochondrale allografts, research aims to find a suitable solution for long-term storage of osteochondral allografts. This is further encouraged by the fact that legal restrictions currently limit the use of the ingredients from animal or human sources that are being used in other regions of the world (e.g. in the USA). Therefore, the aim of this study was A) to analyze if a Lactated Ringer (LR) based solution is as efficient as a Dulbecco modified Eagle's minimal essential medium (DMEM) in maintaining chondrocyte viability and B) at which storage temperature (4°C vs...
July 2017: Injury
S Schmidt, A Schulte, S Schwarz, N Hofmann, S Tietz, M Boergel, S U Sixt
Fresh osteochondral allografts are a well-established treatment for large, full-thickness cartilage defects. The clinical outcome for carefully selected patients is very favorable, especially for the young and active and graft survival up to 25 years has been described in the literature. Furthermore, a high patient satisfaction rate has been reported, but the biggest obstacle to overcome is the availability of tissue for transplantation. Large fresh bone allografts for cartilage damage repair only can be harvested from organ donors following organ removal or cadaveric donors, preferably in the setting of an operation room to minimize possible contamination of the tissue...
July 2017: Injury
M Tschon, F Veronesi, S Giannini, M Fini
Osteochondral allografts are used to treat many different conditions as acute traumatic large-sized lesions, degenerative osteoarthritis, osteochondritis dissecans, avascular necrosis or in case of failure of previous procedures particularly in young patients for whom primary prosthesis is not desirable. Fresh allografts present the advantage of having mature viable hyaline cartilage, not causing donor morbidity, allowing the restoration of even large defects in a single surgical session. Conversely, they could account for risks of disease transmission, immunologic reactions, and for limited availability...
July 2017: Injury
Kenneth J Schmidt, Luís E Tírico, Julie C McCauley, William D Bugbee
BACKGROUND: Regulatory concerns and the popularity of fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation have led to a need for prolonged viable storage of osteochondral grafts. Tissue culture media allow a longer storage time but lead to chondrocyte death within the tissue. The long-term clinical consequence of prolonged storage is unknown. HYPOTHESIS: Patients transplanted with OCAs with a shorter storage time would have lower failure rates and better clinical outcomes than those transplanted with OCAs with prolonged storage...
August 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Albert C Hsu, Luis E P Tirico, Abraham G Lin, Pamela A Pulido, William D Bugbee
Objective To evaluate the outcome of patients who have undergone simultaneous osteotomy and osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation. Our hypothesis is that use of high tibial osteotomy and fresh OCA in a combined procedure is safe and effective without increasing morbidity in comparison to OCA alone. Design A case series of 17 patients underwent tibial osteotomy and simultaneous OCA during a single surgery. Osteotomy was indicated when axial alignment was within the affected compartment. Patients had a minimum of 2 years of follow-up after surgery...
May 1, 2017: Cartilage
Yang Sun, Weibo Jiang, Esther Cory, Jason P Caffrey, Felix H Hsu, Albert C Chen, Jincheng Wang, Robert L Sah, William D Bugbee
INTRODUCTION: Osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation is generally effective for treating large cartilage lesions. Cleansing OCA subchondral bone to remove donor marrow elements is typically performed with pulsed lavage. However, the effects of clinical and experimental parameters on OCA marrow removal by pulsed lavage are unknown. The aim of the current study was to determine the effects on marrow cleansing in human osteochondral cores (OCs) of (1) lavage duration, (2) lavage flow intensity, and (3) OC sample type and storage condition...
2017: PloS One
Chikezie N Okeagu, Erin A Baker, Nicholas A Barreras, Zachary M Vaupel, Paul T Fortin, Kevin C Baker
Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs) are an increasingly implicated cause of ankle pain and instability. Several treatment methods exist with varying clinical outcomes. Due in part to successful osteochondral allografting (OCA) in other joints, such as the knee and shoulder, OCA has gained popularity as a treatment option, especially in the setting of large lesions. The clinical outcomes of talar OCA have been inconsistent relative to the positive results observed in other joints. Current literature regarding OCA failure focuses mainly on 3 factors: the effect of graft storage conditions on chondrocyte viability, graft/lesion size, and operative technique...
July 2017: Foot & Ankle International
Jason R Determann, James E Fleischli, Donald F D'Alessandro, Dana P Piasecki
An important consideration for the successful use of fresh osteochondral allografts for the patellofemoral joint is selection of appropriately sized donor allografts. This is particularly challenging for matching grafts to the patella because of the substantial variability in articular contour that exists. At present, selection of donor patellae is based only on the width of the proximal tibia, with no established means of quantifying basic patellar size, facet configuration, or articular contour. We hypothesized that using a combination of standard radiographic measurements to generate an accurate profile of the recipients native patella would result in a more accurate donor graft...
October 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
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