Articular cartilage repair is the improvement of defects of the joint cartilage, either by surgery or biological intervention.

 

Cartilage repair is part of regenerative medicine

There is a lot of focus currently on regenerative techniques for restoring damaged joint cartilage.

microfracture ACI  
Microfracture - a marrow stimulation technique, where holes are picked through the cartilage base plate, to allow blood and cells to track through into the defect. In ACI - a cell-based therapy, cartilage cells are multiplied in the laboratory and injected into the defect behind a membrane.  
Synonyms: 
Cartilage repair
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A video interview with knee surgeon Peter Thompson regarding cartilage repair options

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Cell-Based Articular Cartilage Repair: The Link between Development and Regeneration. Caldwell KL and Wang J. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015 Mar; 23(3): 351–362.


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