What is Autotransplantation?

Autotransplantation is the transplantation of organs, tissues or even proteins from one part of the body to another in the same individual. Tissue transplanted by such "autologous" procedure is referred to as an autograft or autotransplant. It is contrasted with xenotransplantation (from other species) and allotransplantation (from other individual of same species).

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3 years ago I was diagnosed with osteochondritis dessecands under the trochlea of my left knee. My doctor went in and screwed the piece of lose...

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Osteochondritis dessicans (OCD) is characterised by local aseptic bone necrosis which is commonly seen in young...

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My wife has a osteochondral lesion of the talus on her right foot diagnosed by MRI and tomography. She has a lot of pain daily and cannot do any...

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Osteochondritis dissecans of the talus s usually associated with a low level of chronic persistent pain, a...

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