Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a condition that can develop in a joint, most commonly in the knee, ankle, and...
Osteochondral Allograft or Autograft Transfer System (OATS)
Evolution of Osteochondral Allograft or Autograft Transfer System (OATS)
Osteochondral grafting is a common method for treating injuries of the cartilage that expose the underlying bone (called osteochondral defects, or OCD lesions). During this procedure, osteochondral grafts replace both the joint surface, or articular cartilage as well as the underlying bone. These grafts can come from either the patient’s own body (called an autograft), or from a tissue donor (called an allograft). An instrument is used to removed a portion of the damaged area, and then a replacement piece made up of cartilage and bone from another site is inserted, which ultimately heals over time.
The DePuy Synthes COR Precision Targeting Cartilage Repair System has a number of features that make it routinely used for Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System (OATS) procedure. This system has a “No Impact Transfer” and “Low Impact Delivery” feature that help protect the viability of chondrocytes, which are the cells that are responsible for cartilage formation. Furthermore, the spade cutting tip of the drill bit allows for accurate cutting while reducing friction and head that would normally cause damage to the surroundings cells. This is a disposable, single-patient use instrument kit.