Fresh Osteochondral Allografts

William Bugbee, MD, (La Jolla, CA) provides an overview on the use of fresh osteochondral allografts for articular cartilage reconstruction. Dr. Bugbee goes into detail regarding key topics such as the governing principals for osteochondral allografting, chondrocyte viability, indications and the logistics involved in obtaining an osteochondral allograft. He concludes with a review of the published results for fresh osteochondral allografts.