Nonvascularized Cartilage Grafts Versus Vascularized Cartilage Flaps: Comparison of Cartilage Quality 6 Months After Transfer


Higgins J. P. , Borumandi F., Buerger H. K. , BENLİDAYI M. E. , Vasilyeva A., SENCAR L. , ...More

JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, vol.43, no.2, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.09.014
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME

Abstract

Purpose Subchondral perfusion of osteochondral grafts has been shown to be important in preventing long-term cartilage degeneration. In carpal reconstruction, subchondral perfusion from the graft bed is limited. This study's purpose was to compare the histological characteristics of cartilage in osteochondral grafts supported by synovial imbibition alone to cartilage of vascularized osteochondral flaps that have both synovial and vascular pedicle perfusion.