Those 38 cases included chondroplasty
, lysis of adhesions or manipulation, cyst removal, meniscal allograft transplantation, meniscus repair, lateral release, synovectomy, subchondroplasty, biopsy, and removal of loose body.
They were also more likely to know whether a chondroplasty
, a surgical procedure that reshapes damaged cartilage, had been performed (answered correctly by 89 percent versus 41 percent).
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Examples include a thyroid chondroplasty
("Adam's apple" removal surgery, in the case of a male-to-female individual), cosmetic surgery to render appearance more masculine or feminine, or the decision (or plans) to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
, which produces heat, was contrasted with coblation chondroplasty
, which has minimal heat production.
A second study, "Osteonecrosis Following Arthroscopic Chondroplasty
-- a Retrospective Evaluation of 521 Patients Who Underwent Arthroscopic Knee Surgery," indicated no relationship between the onset of osteonecrosis and the type of surgical device used for treating symptomatic chondral defects in the knee.
There are five main surgical techniques that do not involve tissue transplantation: excision and curettage, abrasion chondroplasty
, microfracture, transarticular or retrograde drilling, and internal fixation.
In addition to the ACI procedure, similar procedures such as OATS (osteoarticular transfer) and abrasion chondroplasty
are also practiced by Coastal physicians.
Specific indications covered by the FDA's action include articular cartilage debridement, ACL/PCL repair, subacromial decompression, meniscectomy and chondroplasty
Knee procedures performed included meniscectomy, menical repair, ACL reconstruction, chondroplasty
, and EUA.
The cells in the tissue surrounding the treated area were healthy months after the procedure, which may decrease the chance of long term degeneration," said Battistella, lead author of the study titled: In Vivo Histology Findings Through One Year After Clinical Use of Bipolar Radiofrequency-Based Chondroplasty