Articular Cartilage Cryopreservation and Transplantation

  • William W. Tomford
  • Christian Ohlendorf
  • Henry J. Mankin


Although advances in joint replacement have significantly improved the treatment of articular cartilage degeneration in elderly individuals, the treatment of articular cartilage loss by the use of prosthetic devices has not been as successful in young people. Joint replacement implants loosen and plastic bearing surfaces wear out prematurely in young people. For this reason, the use of biological substitutes to replace and resurface articular cartilage defects in younger age groups remains a popular and worthwhile endeavor.


Articular Cartilage Articular Cartilage Defect Osteochondral Allograft Osteoarticular Allograft Articular Cartilage Degeneration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William W. Tomford
    • 1
  • Christian Ohlendorf
    • 1
  • Henry J. Mankin
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Massachusetts General HospitalMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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