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SA Orthopaedic Journal

On-line version ISSN 2309-8309
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MARITZ, E  and  LE ROUX, TLB. The use of allograft in knee surgery. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.4, pp.47-53. ISSN 2309-8309.

Musculoskeletal allograft has a wide application in orthopaedic surgery. The most common applications are bone and ligament allografts, but other tissues are also available for grafting. Knee surgery has evolved in the last few years, and there has been renewed interest in the use allografts around the knee. There is a wide variety of grafts available, and these have given us alternative management options for some of the most difficult problems in knee surgery. This review will cover osteochondral, meniscal and ligament allografts.

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