Clinical outcome after mosaicplasty of knee articular cartilage defects of patellofemoral joint versus tibiofemoral joint
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OriginalversjonJournal of Orthopaedics. 2020, 18:36-40 10.1016/j.jor.2019.10.010
Background The purpose was to investigate survival of cartilage repair in the knee joint by osteochondral autograft transfer stratified by location of the lesion; patellofemoral joint (N = 26) versus the medial or lateral femoral condyles (N = 58). Methods For survival analyses, “failure” was defined as the event of a patient reporting a poor Lysholm score (below 65 points) or undergoing a knee replacement procedure. Results The survival distribution was not significantly different between the patellofemoral joint and the tibiofemoral joint groups. Conclusions The current study suggest that similar long-term outcome can be expected after OAT procedures for the patellofemoral or tibiofemoral joint.