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Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 23, Issue 8, pp 2349–2352 | Cite as

Implantation of a collagen matrix for an AMIC repair during dry arthroscopy

  • Boguslaw Sadlik
  • Martin WiewiorskiEmail author
Knee

Abstract

Several arthroscopic cartilage repair techniques in the knee joint require the insertion of a cut-to-shape matrix. Depending on the location and accessibility of the cartilage lesion, this procedure can be challenging. To overcome the limitations of currently used techniques, a novel matrix insertion technique was developed. This technique utilizes an inserter rod and a dedicated guide which can be used in a dry arthroscopy setup.

Level of evidence

Expert opinion, Level V.

Keywords

Cartilage repair Knee Patella AMIC Arthroscopy Matrix 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank Christie-Joy Cunningham for her help in the correcting of this article, Rafal Szopa for providing the schemes for the figures, and the Medicalmovies.eu team for help in editing of the video material.

Supplementary material

Supplementary material 1 (MPG 28670 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Orthopaedic DepartmentSt Luke’s ClinicBielsko-BialaPoland
  2. 2.Center for Advanced Orthopedic Studies, Beth Israel, Deaconess Medical CenterHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Orthopaedic DepartmentUniversity of Basel HospitalBaselSwitzerland

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