Autologous Osteochondral Mosaicplasty



“Modern resurfacing techniques” try to produce a hyaline or hyaline-like surface in the region of a localized, full-thickness cartilage defect. Autologous osteochondral mosaic transplantation technique is one of the recently evolved methods to create hyaline or hyaline-like repair tissue in the pathologic area. During this procedure small-sized osteochondral plugs covered with healthy hyaline cap from the patellofemoral periphery are transplanted to the defect of the weight-bearing area mainly on femoral condyles but tibial, patellar, trochlear, or other articular surfaces too.


Femoral Condyle Patellofemoral Joint Osteochondral Defect Osteochondritis Dissecans Graft Harvest 
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  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsUzsoki HospitalBudapestHungary

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