Treatment outcomes of autologous chondrocyte implantation for full-thickness articular cartilage defects of the trochlea.

@article{Mandelbaum2007TreatmentOO,
  title={Treatment outcomes of autologous chondrocyte implantation for full-thickness articular cartilage defects of the trochlea.},
  author={Bert R. Mandelbaum and Jon E Browne and F. Fu and Lyle Joseph Micheli and J Bruce Moseley and Christoph Erggelet and Allen F. Anderson},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={915-21}
}
BACKGROUND The treatment of trochlear cartilage lesions is challenging given the likely presence of other patellofemoral joint pathologies, the topography of the area, and the limited available treatment options. Only 1 other study has examined the effectiveness of autologous chondrocyte implantation for lesions of the patellofemoral joint. HYPOTHESIS Patients treated with autologous chondrocyte implantation for moderate to large isolated lesions located on the trochlea will report… CONTINUE READING