Long-term results after microfracture treatment for full-thickness knee chondral lesions in athletes

@article{Gobbi2013LongtermRA,
  title={Long-term results after microfracture treatment for full-thickness knee chondral lesions in athletes},
  author={Alberto Gobbi and Georgios Karnatzikos and Anup Kasi Loknath Kumar},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={22},
  pages={1986-1996}
}
Microfracture is a well-established treatment procedure for chondral defects in high-demand population with good short-term results. The purpose of our study was to evaluate long-term clinical outcome of microfracture treatment in athletes with full-thickness chondral defects. Between 1991 and 2001, 170 patients were treated with microfracture for full-thickness knee chondral lesions at our institute and 67 of them were included in this study and prospectively followed up. Sixty-one athletes… CONTINUE READING
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