Surgical Management of Articular Cartilage Defects in the Knee

Cole, Brian J.; Pascual-Garrido, Cecilia; Grumet, Robert C.
July 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 7, p1778
Academic Journal
The article discusses different surgical treatment options for articular cartilage defects of the knee. The management options include palliative or debridement, reparative and restorative techniques, including osteochondral grafting and autologous chondrocyte implantation. It is noted that decision-making regarding the treatment choice is done case by case and is guided by the patient's physical and physiological demand level, previous failed treatment and the location and size of the defect.


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