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Type: Journal article
Title: Short-term effect of deep-frozen stored auricular cartilage allograft repair on the osteoarthritic sheep temporomandibular joint
Author: Ogi, N.
Kurita, K.
Ishimaru, J.
Goss, A.
Citation: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1999; 28(5):393-397
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 1999
ISSN: 0901-5027
1399-0020
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Nobumi Ogi, Kenichi Kurita, Jun-lchi Ishimaru, Alastair N. Goss
Abstract: The initial effect of deep-frozen stored auricular cartilage replacement was tested on the progression of experimentally induced osteoarthritis in sheep. Bilateral osteoarthritis was induced in the sheep temporomandibular joint. Three months later, discectomy and deep-frozen auricular cartilage allograft repair were performed unilaterally, with the other side being left as a control. Six months post induction of osteoarthritis, 3 months post repair, the sheep were killed. The stored auricular cartilage allografts were not firmly attached to the surrounding tissue and tended to be markedly thinned and perforated. The effect of storage detrimentally affected the properties of the graft.
Keywords: temporomandibular joint; osteoarthritis; discectomy; auricular cartilage; deep-freezing; allograft
Rights: Copyright © Munksgaard 1999
RMID: 0030000425
DOI: 10.1034/j.1399-0020.1999.285280519.x
Published version: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0901502799800927
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