Operative treatment of deep chondral defects of the patella: results after abrasive arthroplasty and periosteal arthroplasty

@article{Spahn2004OperativeTO,
  title={Operative treatment of deep chondral defects of the patella: results after abrasive arthroplasty and periosteal arthroplasty},
  author={Gunter Spahn and Stefan Kirschbaum},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={352-356}
}
This prospective, non-randomized study was aimed to evaluate the effects of abrasive arthroplasty and periosteal arthroplasty in the treatment of deep chondral defects of the patella. A total of 30 patients in group A (13 male, 17 female, age: 28.7±6.9 years) underwent arthroscopic abrasive arthroplasty. The other patients in group B (n=17, 11 male, 8 female, age 26.8±7.0 years) underwent periosteal arthroplasty by an autologous periosteal flap. The maximal diameter of the defects was 31.1±6.7… CONTINUE READING