Indexed on: 31 Aug '06Published on: 31 Aug '06Published in: Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und ihre Grenzgebiete
In the treatment of circumscribed osteochondral lesions of the knee and the ankle joint autologous osteochondral transplantation (AOT) has been established as one of the possible operative therapies. However, there is less experience with the use of AOT on other joints (shoulder, elbow). The care of osteochondral defects of the hip joint with autologous osteochondral transplantation can still be regarded as an absolute rarity. Facing a focal osteochondral necrosis in a young female adult after LCP disease in childhood, we report about an autologous osteochondral transplantation at the femoral head using the diamond bone cutting system.