Effect on Patient-Reported Outcome of Debridement or Microfracture of Concomitant Full-Thickness Cartilage Lesions in Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Reconstructed Knees: A Nationwide Cohort Study from Norway and Sweden of 357 Patients with 2-Year Follow-up

@inproceedings{Rtterud2015EffectOP,
  title={Effect on Patient-Reported Outcome of Debridement or Microfracture of Concomitant Full-Thickness Cartilage Lesions in Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Reconstructed Knees: A Nationwide Cohort Study from Norway and Sweden of 357 Patients with 2-Year Follow-up},
  author={Jan Harald R{\o}tterud and Einar Andreas Sivertsen and Magnus L. Forssblad and Lars Engebretsen and Asbjorn Aroen},
  booktitle={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The treatment of concomitant cartilage lesions in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-injured knees is debatable. PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of debridement or microfracture (MF) compared with no treatment of concomitant full-thickness (International Cartilage Repair Society [ICRS] grades 3-4) cartilage lesions on patient-reported outcomes after ACL reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS Six hundred forty-four patients who underwent primary… CONTINUE READING

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