Missouri Orthopaedic Institute
One of our most important scientific discoveries is the Missouri Osteochondral Allograft Preservation System (MOPS℠). This technological advance puts time and quality on your side. Cartilage grafts stored in the traditional manner are limited to a tissue storage period of 28 days at most to maintain desired viability. Our MOPS℠ technology doubles the effective storage life and significantly improves the viability of cartilage grafts obtained from organ donors for use in osteochondral allograft transplantation surgeries done at the Mizzou BioJoint® Center. These two factors can make a big difference for our patients.Traditional osteochondral allograft transplantation surgeries, which have been done for over 40 years, are effective for at least 10 years in 75 percent to 85 percent of patients when done to treat isolated cartilage defects. Because surgeries done at the Mizzou BioJoint® Center are based on improvements to the traditional techniques, we do not have 10-year data on effectiveness yet, but we hope to continually improve the success rate with our innovative approaches and technologies.