Open Treatment for Unstable Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: Autologous Bone Grafting and Bioabsorbable Fixation

Jace J. Heiden, Mark J. Amirtharaj, Matthew A. Tao

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Abstract

Osteochondritis dissecans is a common osteochondral abnormality affecting the knee. In unstable lesions, the underlying bone can be significantly abnormal and necessitate treatment. Although many techniques exist, we favor an open surgical approach to ensure that the bone is properly managed. Autologous bone graft can easily be obtained locally and used to restore the bony architecture. The subsequent use of bioabsorbable implants provides a robust means of fixation that allows for single-stage surgery. This Technical Note describes a straightforward but reliable approach to a challenging pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1779-e1784
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Volume9
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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