Implantation of a collagen matrix for an AMIC repair during dry arthroscopy
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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.
KeywordsCartilage repair Knee Patella AMIC Arthroscopy Matrix
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