microfracture surgery


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microfracture surgery

Surgery to repair joint cartilage in which small holes are drilled into the bones surrounding the joint to stimulate the growth of replacement cartilage. Recovery and rehabilitation from the surgery are protracted.
See also: surgery
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There was the microfracture surgery two seasons back.
It's a chance for me to see Mr Phillopon and for him to assess how I am, whether the microfracture surgery has taken and where we go from here.
Histogenics has successfully completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials in which the NeoCart autologous tissue implant is compared to standard microfracture surgery.
Tuck didn't play in that game as she was recovering from microfracture surgery in her right knee last January.
He required microfracture surgery on his right knee because of persistent cartilage problems.
The 31-year-old underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee the day after England s Ashes series-winning Test victory at the Oval last month - his last before an injury-induced retirement from the five-day game.
Giles had a torn cartilage repaired and microfracture surgery and will be on crutches for eight weeks.