Outcomes of microfracture for traumatic chondral defects of the knee: average 11-year follow-up.

@article{Steadman2003OutcomesOM,
  title={Outcomes of microfracture for traumatic chondral defects of the knee: average 11-year follow-up.},
  author={J. Richard Steadman and Karen Kay Briggs and J. J. Rodrigo and Mininder S. Kocher and Thomas J. Gill and William G. Rodkey},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={477-84}
}
PURPOSE In this study, we measured functional outcomes of patients treated arthroscopically with microfracture for full-thickness traumatic defects of the knee. TYPE OF STUDY A case series of patients with 7 to 17 years' follow-up. METHODS Between 1981 and 1991, a total of 72 patients (75 knees) met the following inclusion criteria: (1) traumatic full-thickness chondral defect, (2) no meniscus or ligament injury, and (3) age 45 years and younger (range, 13 to 45 years). Seventy-one knees… CONTINUE READING
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