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Total femoral and tibial osteochondral allograft for remobilizing a knee after arthrodesis.
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PMID:  23014775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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PURPOSE: Knee arthrodesis is a scarcely tolerated procedure with a strong negative impact on the quality of life of the patient. The use of a fresh osteochondral allograft represents a fascinating option for a biological joint reconstruction. Aim of this report is to describe a case of total femoral and tibial osteochondral allograft used for reversing a non-tolerated knee fusion in a young patient and to report the clinical and radiographic results obtained at a 4-year follow-up. METHODS: A 22-year-old man with right knee arthrodesis received a reversion of the arthrodesis with a total femoral and tibial osteochondral allograft. Clinical and radiographical evaluations were carried out periodically up to 48 months. RESULTS: At 48 months of follow-up, the patient had full integration of the allograft with a range of motion from 0° to 80°. Clinical scores improved from preoperative to final follow-up (IKDC from 25 to 65, KOOS from 32 to 65 and WOMAC from 30 to 74). Radiographic arthritis occurrence of the transplanted surfaces was evident at follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: Despite the good clinical results achieved in the case described, a wider applicability of total femoral and tibial osteochondral allograft requires further studies on long-term larger allograft survival. Arthritis recurrence of the transplanted surfaces is cause of concern. Causes and possible solutions need to be more deeply investigated. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Case report, Level V.
Authors:
Sandro Giannini; Roberto Buda; Alberto Ruffilli; Gherardo Pagliazzi; Francesca Vannini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-7347     ISO Abbreviation:  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9314730     Medline TA:  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
II Clinic of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna University, Via G.C. Pupilli 1, 40136, Bologna, Italy.
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