Osteochondral Autograft Transfer Technique for Glenoid Osteo
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Glenoid osteochondral defects can be a significant source of pain and disability in an active population. Many treatments are available, but most joint-preserving procedures are limited to debridement, abrasion chondroplasty, or marrow-stimulation techniques, all of which depend on healthy underlying bone and none of which address underlying bony pathology. Osteochondral autograft transfer has been a successful form of treatment for lesions in the knee, elbow, and ankle, especially when subchondral bone is involved.

We describe an arthroscopic method of treating glenoid osteochondral lesions with an osteochondral autograft transfer using a graft from the patient's ipsilateral knee. This technique addresses both cartilage and osseous pathology with minimal morbidity and provides a good biological restorative option for patients with isolated glenoid osteochondral defects.

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