Arthroscopic treatment of cartilage defects of the knee

The article reveals the results of surgical treatment of 51 patients with chondral and osteochondral injuries of the femur condyles. Arthroscopic microfracturing and subchondral tunelization of cartilage defect was performed on 29 patients, 22 patients had arthroscopic mosaic-type osteochondral autologous transplantation.

Early and long-term functional outcome was estimated according Lysholm and IKDC score. Arthroscopic mosaic-type osteochondral autologous transplantation is an efficient, minimally traumatic, economical and beneficial method of treatment of loaded surface of cartilage defects of the knee, with good functional results.

Ankin ML, Petryk TM, Golomovzy OV.
KZKOR "Kyiv Regional Clinical Hospital" Kiev, Ukraine.

 

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