Dr Karen Hambly presents this overview of cartilage repair techniques.

Her primary research focus is articular cartilage repair rehabilitation and in 2011 she completed her PhD on "Outcome measurement in articular cartilage repair". She has published and presented internationally on cartilage repair rehabilitation and is a reviewer for ten medical journals. In 2010 Karen was made a fellow of the International Cartilage Repair Society and she is currently co-chair of their Sports and Rehabilitation Subcommittee.

Structure of the Course

Introduction to articular cartilage repair

  • What is articular cartilage?
  • How can you damage articular cartilage?

Articular cartilage damage

  • How do I know if I have damaged my articular cartilage?
  • How do I know how much articular cartilage damage I have done?
  • What happens when you damage articular cartilage?
  • Does EVERY articular cartilage defect end up as osteoarthritis?
  • Can articular cartilage be restored once damaged?

Which articular cartilage repair procedure?

Articular cartilage repair rehabilitation

  • Why is rehabilitation after articular cartilage repair so important?
  • General principles of articular cartilage rehabilitation

Articular Cartilage Repair - Published literature