Treatment of cartilage defects of the knee: expanding on the existing algorithm.

  title={Treatment of cartilage defects of the knee: expanding on the existing algorithm.},
  author={Omar A. Behery and Robert A. Siston and Joshua D Harris and David C. Flanigan},
  journal={Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine},
  volume={24 1},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this review is to survey the literature regarding factors used in determining a course of surgical treatment for symptomatic cartilage lesions of the knee to determine which factors affect treatment outcomes and should be incorporated in the treatment algorithm. METHODS A systematic review was performed using PubMed, Cochrane Review, and SportDiscus databases for studies investigating factors affecting cartilage lesion treatment and outcomes. Inclusion criteria were… CONTINUE READING
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