Juvenile allograft cartilage implant relieves pain of osteochondral talar lesions

  • July 23, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Researchers found significantly improved outcomes following implantation of particulated juvenile cartilage to treat osteochondral lesions of the talus or defects from failed microfracture.

“Arthroscopic-assisted juvenile cartilage implantation is an effective single-stage procedure modality for moderately-sized lesions or for patients that have failed previous microfracture,” Dinesh Dhanaraj, MD, MSPH, said at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, here.

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