Cartilage damage is one of the most difficult preoperative diagnoses to make in knee arthroscopy and it has the potential to progress to osteoarthritis over time. Currently there is no concrete evidence to show that articular cartilage repair can prevent the progression of a defect to osteoarthritis (OA). Also the methods of treating chondral defects are limited in effectiveness or technically difficult and expensive with rather questionable long time effects, as mentioned above. This makes arthroscopic cartilage surgery a challenging field with plenty of room for improvement and innovation.
KeywordsSubchondral Bone Cartilage Lesion Loose Body Osteochondral Lesion Osteochondritis Dissecans
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