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Failed Cartilage Surgery

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Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

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Cartilage injuries are a major topic of interest in orthopedic surgery and have been for a considerable amount of time. The poor reparative potential of chondral tissue has inspired researchers to develop various methods to improve healing in chondral tissue, especially in younger patients. Techniques have utilized biomaterials, cellular therapies, and even simple marrow venting and microfractures to treat cartilage injuries. Literature has advocated recommendations for lesions depending on size grade and patient-specific factors, despite the best efforts these lesions do fail from time to time, and patients require additional interventions to provide a solution to the chondral injury. In this chapter, we focus on the risk factors that predispose a primary chondral injury to fail and the management options to treat the failed primary chondral intervention.

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Jacob, G., Shimomura, K., Nakamura, N. (2023). Failed Cartilage Surgery. In: Espregueira-Mendes, J., Karlsson, J., Musahl, V., Ayeni, O.R. (eds) Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65430-6_37-1

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