The treatment of cartilage defects in the knee joint: microfracture, mosaicplasty, and autologous chondrocyte implantation.

@article{RodriguezMerchan2012TheTO,
  title={The treatment of cartilage defects in the knee joint: microfracture, mosaicplasty, and autologous chondrocyte implantation.},
  author={E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={236-9}
}
The efficacy of microfracture (MF), mosaicplasty (MO), and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) techniques are still a matter of debate. This review aims to analyze comparative studies of these techniques, review the results of no treatment, and the natural history of untreated articular cartilage lesions. A PubMed search on the topic was performed. The most important (14) articles, as judged by the author, were selected for this review. There is limited evidence that any intervention… CONTINUE READING