Outcomes after knee microfracture of chondral defects in alpine ski racers.

@article{Steadman2014OutcomesAK,
  title={Outcomes after knee microfracture of chondral defects in alpine ski racers.},
  author={J. Richard Steadman and Chad M. Hanson and Karen K. Briggs and Lauren M. Matheny and Evan W. James and Alyson Guillet},
  journal={The journal of knee surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          407-10
        }
}
  • J. Richard Steadman, Chad M. Hanson, +3 authors Alyson Guillet
  • Published in The journal of knee surgery 2014
  • Medicine
  • Articular cartilage defects of the knee have been shown to cause pain, swelling, decreased function, and suboptimal athletic performance. Treatment of elite-level athletes presenting with full-thickness chondral defects of the knee continues to be a challenge for orthopedic surgeons. The purpose of this study was to document outcomes in elite professional alpine ski racers after microfracture surgery. This study was approved by an institutional review board. All patients who competed in… CONTINUE READING

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