Microfracture of chondral lesions of the glenohumeral joint

  title={Microfracture of chondral lesions of the glenohumeral joint},
  author={Martyn Snow and Lennard Funk},
  booktitle={International journal of shoulder surgery},
OBJECTIVE To determine if microfracture is successful in treating chondral lesions of the shoulder. DESIGN Case series. SETTING Tertiary referral practice. PATIENTS From June 2005 to November 2006, eight patients underwent shoulder arthroscopy with arthroscopic microfracture to treat full-thickness chondral lesions of less than 4 cm(2) size. The study group consisted of six men and two women. The mean age at surgery was 37 years (range: 27-55 years). One patient (12.5%) had an isolated… CONTINUE READING