The arthroscopic treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee with autologous bone sticks

The arthroscopic treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee with autologous bone sticks

Author Navarro, Ricardo Dizioli Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cohen, Moises Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Carneiro Filho, Mario Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Silva, Rogerio Teixeira da Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Purpose: To present a new surgical technique for the fixation of partial dislocated osteochondral fragments in athletes with osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee. Type of Study: Retrospective case series. Methods: Autologous bone sticks were taken from the ipsilateral tibial metaphysis and used in the arthroscopic fixation of unilateral osteochondritis dissecans of the knee in 11 patients (5 female and 6 male). Patient age ranged from 11 to 20 years (mean, 16 years). Fixation of the partially dislocated fragments of the OCD of the knee was performed following a modified arthroscopic procedure and autologous bone graft. Results: Follow-up ranged from 15 to 108 months (mean, 48 months). Based on modified criteria of Hughston et al., results were satisfactory in 90.9% and unsatisfactory in 9.1 % of the cases. Conclusions: Arthroscopic fixation of OCD of the knee with autologous bone sticks is technically simple and nonaggressive and provides satisfactory results in most cases.
Keywords Osteochondritis dissecans
Bone sticks
Arthroscopic surgery
Language English
Date 2002-10-01
Published in Arthroscopy-the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. Philadelphia: W B Saunders Co, v. 18, n. 8, p. 840-844, 2002.
ISSN 0749-8063 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher W B Saunders Co
Extent 840-844
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000178381700005

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