The bones that make up our joints are lined with cartilage that allows for the joints to move smoothly. Defects in the cartilage surfaces can cause pain and swelling, and can lead to arthritis. Chondral ( cartilage ) deterioration can occur from trauma, but can also be a result genetic and acquired problems with cartilage metabolism and bony attachment. Degeneration of articular cartilage is accelerated by increased weight and knee malalignment. For symptomatic patients, a cartilage restoration procedure can be considered.
Arthroscopic image of a full thickness chondral defect in the MFC
Osteochondral allograft transplant to the MFC
Osteochondral allograft transplant to the trochlea
Watch a video of a knee arthroscopy with microfrature of a chondral defect in the knee.
Watch a video of an osteochondral allograft transplantation to a chondral defect in the knee.
Watch a video of a cadaveric demonstration of an osteochondral allograft transplant for a trochlear defect using a proprietary contour guide