The microfracture technique for the treatment of articular cartilage lesions in the knee: A prospective cohort study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cartilage Diseases
  • Cartilage, Articular
  • Knee Joint
  • Orthopedic Procedures

abstract

  • Microfracture repair of articular cartilage lesions in the knee results in significant functional improvement at a minimum follow-up of two years. The best short-term results are observed with good fill grade, low body-mass index, and a short duration of preoperative symptoms. A high body-mass index adversely affects short-term outcome, and a poor fill grade is associated with limited short-term durability.

publication date

  • September 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2106/JBJS.D.02846

PubMed ID

  • 16140804

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1911

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 87

number

  • 9 I