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Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Treatment of Chondroblastoma of the Femoral HeadA Case Report
Gregory A. Sawyer, MD1; Wendell M.R. Heard, MD2; Richard M. Terek, MD1
1 University Orthopedics, 2 Dudley Street, Suite 200, Providence, RI 02905. E-mail address for R.M. Terek: Richard_Terek@brown.edu
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Tulane Medical Center, SL-32, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70012
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Investigation performed at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island



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Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
JBJS Case Connector, 2013 Feb 13;3(1):e13 1-5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.L.00122
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In 1908, Erich Lexer reported the use of donor tissue from freshly amputated limbs for use in joint replacement1. Fresh allograft utilization increased in the 1970s, and fresh allografts have been successfully used in treating articular cartilage defects in the knee, ankle, hip, and shoulder2-9. Although frozen osteoarticular allografts are commonly used in limb salvage surgical procedures in musculoskeletal oncology, fresh allografts are rarely used.
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