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Microfracture

Debridement and microfracture

To protect against wear and damage, joints in the body rely on lubricating tissue, known as cartilage, to allow low-friction movement between the joint bones. When this cartilage is damaged or worn down, proper joint function is impaired, and patients…

The Future of Cartilage Repair

Medicine never stands still – studies are always underway to make sure that the current treatments are as effective, safe and beneficial as we think they are. Moreover, researchers are constantly striving to improve established techniques and to devise new…

Mosaicplasty

Untreated joint (articular) cartilage defects can eventually lead to degeneration of the joint and disability, in terms of joint function. Several cartilage repair techniques exist for the treatment of cartilage defects. Among these, mosaicplasty was introduced into clinical practice in…