Cartilage injuries: a review of 31,516 knee arthroscopies.

  title={Cartilage injuries: a review of 31,516 knee arthroscopies.},
  author={Walton W. Curl and J Krome and E. Stanley Gordon and Julia T Rushing and Beth Paterson Smith and Gary G. Poehling},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  volume={13 4},
Although articular cartilage injuries of the knee are common, injured cartilage has a limited ability to heal. Recent data suggest that articular cartilage grafting may provide treatment for these injuries. To define the patient population that might benefit from cartilage grafting, 31,516 knee arthroscopies were reviewed. Between June 1991 and October 1995, 53,569 hyaline cartilage lesions were documented in 19,827 patients. The majority were articular cartilage lesions; grade III lesions of… CONTINUE READING
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