Repair of retropatellar cartilage defects in the knee with microfracture and a cell-free polymer-based implant

@article{Becher2015RepairOR,
  title={Repair of retropatellar cartilage defects in the knee with microfracture and a cell-free polymer-based implant},
  author={Christoph Becher and M. Ettinger and Marco Ezechieli and Christian Kaps and Marc Ewig and Tomas Smith},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={135},
  pages={1003-1010}
}
To analyze magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 3T and the clinical outcome in a short-term pilot study after treatment of retropatellar cartilage defects with microfracturing and subsequent covering with the cell-free chondrotissue® polyglycolic acid–hyaluronan implant. Five consecutive patients after microfracturing and defect coverage with the chondrotissue® implant immersed with autologous serum were included. After a mean follow-up of 21 months (range 11–31 months), defect fill and repair… CONTINUE READING