Cartilage repair in the young knee

Tim Spalding and Lars Peterson

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Cartilage repair in the young knee

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Articular cartilage has a poor capacity to heal by itself

Left alone, large areas are likely to progress into osteoarthritis

The goal of cartilage repair is both short term improvement in function and long term durability

There are several available strategies including non-surgical options, and these are formulated into an algorithm

Cartilage repair is an advancing field and the future lies in bioengineering and high quality comparative clinical analysis.

Chapter.  3069 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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