Evaluating methods of restoring cartilaginous articular surfaces.

  title={Evaluating methods of restoring cartilaginous articular surfaces.},
  author={Joseph A. Buckwalter},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  volume={367 Suppl},
Surgeons and scientists have developed various approaches to restoring cartilaginous articular surfaces with the intention of relieving pain and improving mobility for people with traumatic or degenerative damage to their synovial joints. These approaches can be divided into two categories: methods intended to stimulate formation of new cartilaginous tissue and transplantation of osteochondral allografts or autografts. Experimental studies have shown that multiple variations of these approaches… CONTINUE READING


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