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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2014, Article ID 543959, 7 pages
Case Report

Chondroblastoma of the Knee Treated with Resection and Osteochondral Allograft Reconstruction

1Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, 1 University of New Mexico, MSC10 5600, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, USA
2Department of Pathology, 1 University of New Mexico, MSC08 4640, BMSB, Room 335, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA

Received 8 October 2014; Accepted 5 November 2014; Published 8 December 2014

Academic Editor: Ming Hao Zheng

Copyright © 2014 Judd Fitzgerald et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Case. This case report describes the operative management of 16-year-old male with a symptomatic chondroblastoma of the distal femur with breach of the chondral surface. Following appropriate imaging and core needle biopsy, the diagnosis was confirmed histologically. The patient then underwent intralesional curettage and osteochondral allograft reconstruction of the defect. At one-year follow-up the patient was pain-free and has obtained excellent range of motion. There is radiographic evidence of allograft incorporation and no evidence of local recurrence. Conclusion. Osteochondral allograft reconstruction is an effective option following marginal resection and curettage of chondroblastoma involving the chondral surface of the distal femur.