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Long-Term Results of Osteoarticular Allografts in Weight-Bearing Joints

  • B. A. Waber
  • W. W. Tomford
  • H. J. Mankin
  • L. A. Butterfield
Conference paper

Abstract

The long-term results of osteoarticular allografts used in weight-bearing joints are not well documented due to a lack of a sufficient number and follow-up of patients in most series. Lexer (1925) reported a 50% failure rate of such grafts [1] with follow-up of approximately 2.5 years. Parrish reported good results in 68% of his 16 patients with an average follow-up of 5 years [2]. We have reviewed a group of 104 patients who had an osteoarticular transplant at the hip or knee with a minimum 3-year follow-up and maximum 16-year follow-up. This study was performed in an attempt to document more clearly the results after transplantation of these grafts and to determine what factors most affected results.

Keywords

Proximal Femur Distal Femur Joint Replacement Giant Cell Tumor Host Bone 
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References

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    Parrish FF (1973) Allograft replacement of all or part of the end of a long bone following excision of a tumor. J Bone Joint Surg [Am] 55: 1–22Google Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. A. Waber
    • 1
  • W. W. Tomford
    • 1
  • H. J. Mankin
    • 1
  • L. A. Butterfield
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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