Chondral lesions of the knee can occur secondary to limb malalignment. To address these interrelated problems, a high tibial osteotomy with concomitant osteochondral allograft transfer may be performed. It is important to address these chondral lesions as they often affect the young and active population and cause morbidity in an otherwise healthy population. Although numerous approaches for the treatment of chondral lesions have been described, long-term results demonstrating regeneration of hyaline cartilage have yet to be reported. Furthermore, larger, full-thickness cartilage defects, which can be caused by limb malalignment, have proven to be particularly challenging to treat. This Technical Note details our technique for multicompartmental osteochondral allograft transplantation with concomitant high tibial osteotomy in a patient with 2 focal cartilage lesions in the knee.
Godin, J. A., Hussain, Z. B., Sanchez, A., Sanchez, G., Ferrari, M. B., Cinque, M. E., … Provencher, M. T. (2017). Multicompartmental Osteochondral Allografts of Knee and Concomitant High Tibial Osteotomy. Arthroscopy Techniques, 6(5), e1959–e1965. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2017.07.026