Chondral resurfacing of articular cartilage defects in the knee with the microfracture technique. Surgical technique. 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 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 16951101

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 294

end page

  • 304

volume

  • 88 Suppl 1 Pt 2