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SA Orthopaedic Journal

versão On-line ISSN 2309-8309

SA orthop. j. vol.7 no.4 Pretoria Out./Dez. 2008

 

CLINICAL ARTICLE

 

The use of allograft in knee surgery

 

 

Dr E MaritzI; Prof TLB le RouxII

IRegistrar: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pretoria, Pretoria
IIMedical Director: National Tissue Bank, University of Pretoria and Head of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1 Military Hospital, Pretoria

Correspondence

 

 


ABSTRACT

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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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pretoria
Private Bag X 169 0001 Pretoria
Tel: (012) 354-6528; Fax: (012) 430-7833
E-mail: etienne.maritz@telkomsa.net

 

 

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