There can also be hypoplasia of the lateral femoral condyle
resulting in a genu valgus deformity.
The purpose of the clinical study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the PIR System in the treatment of articular cartilage defects (Outerbridge Grade III or IV) of the medial femoral condyle
compared to control treatment.
These are: a) intraarticular narrowing, b) flattening in the femoral condyle
, c) eminentia in the femoral condyle
There was a small imprint on anterior aspect of the lesion corresponding to the area where the lesion was impinging on the femoral condyle
in full extension.
The company's first product, Episealer Femoral Condyle
, has been in a CPL for the past year.
NEOBONE[R] has already been used clinically in the field of orthopedic surgery, including for osteonecrosis of the femoral condyle
, juxta-articular intraosseous lesions of rheumatoid arthritis, and benign bone tumor, and good clinical results have been reported [9-11].
Sweden-based Episurf Medical AB has secured CE mark approval for its Episealer Femoral Condyle
, a personalized implant that helps treat knee cartilage damage.
Osteonecrosis of the knee joint most often affects the medial femoral condyle
Examinations revealed multiple soft-tissue lesions, including an avulsion of the lateral femoral condyle
, ruptures of the joint capsule as well as of the biceps femoris, gastrocnemic and plantaris muscles.
In stage 2, flattening of the weight-bearing surface of the femoral condyle
The sulcus terminalis on the lateral femoral condyle
and the posterolateral tibial plateau-also the location of the "kissing contusions" associated with ACL tears-are the most common locations for these cartilage lesions.
Tenderness is usually palpable over the femoral condyle
(58%), joint line (25%) and tibia (17%).