Histopathological Changes after Transplantation of Stored Osteochondral Allografts into Articular Cartilage Lesions in Dogs


Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate histopathological changes in the recipient site after transplantation of stored osteochondral allografts into articular cartilage defects in 8 dogs. In all dogs a single osteochondral allograft was transplanted into articular cartilage lesions. The results of the completed surgeries include a 12-month follow-up study. It was found that the stored osteochondral allografts were very firmly connected to the recipient tissue and no arthritis changes were noted.

Keywords: Dog, osteochondral allografts, chondral lesions, articular cartilage, OATS

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