Surgical treatment for early osteoarthritis. Part I: cartilage repair procedures

  title={Surgical treatment for early osteoarthritis. Part I: cartilage repair procedures},
  author={Andreas Hans Gomoll and Giovanni Filardo and Laura de Girolamo and J. Esprequeira-Mendes and Maurilio Marcacci and William G. Rodkey and Richard J. Steadman and Stefano Zaffagnini and Elisaveta Kon},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
Young patients with early osteoarthritis (OA) represent a challenging population due to a combination of high functional demands and limited treatment options. Conservative measures such as injection and physical therapy can provide short-term pain relief but are only palliative in nature. Joint replacement, a successful procedure in the older population, is controversial in younger patients, who are less satisfied and experience higher failure rates. Therefore, while traditionally not… CONTINUE READING


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