Accession Number:

ADA532888

Title:

Fresh-Stored Osteochondral Allograft for Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans the Femoral Head

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Osteochondral defects of the femoral head are exceedingly rare, with limited treatment options. Restoration procedures for similar defects involving the knee and ankle have been well described. In this report, we present a young patient who had a symptomatic osteochondral defect of the femoral head develop secondary to trauma and underwent subsequent treatment using a fresh-stored osteochondral allograft via a trochanteric osteotomy. At the 1-year followup, the patient was symptom free with nearcomplete incorporation of the graft radiographically. Our observations in this case suggest osteoarticular implantation may be an appropriate alternative to consider when treating osteochondral defects of the femoral head.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE