marrow stimulation technique

marrow stimulation technique

Any technique used to treat cartilaginous injuries of the femur.
 
Examples
Abrasion arthroplasty, microfracturing, drilling.
 
Principle
Subchondral bone is penetrated to form a blood clot that will (ideally) lead to fibrous repair tissue.
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Seven patients in the marrow stimulation technique group were deemed treatment failures.
At 3-5 years after surgery, patients who underwent autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) had significantly fewer symptoms, greater functional improvement, and a lower treatment failure rate than subjects who underwent marrow stimulation techniques, Dr.
14 January 2016 - UK-based medical technology business Smith and Nephew plc (NYSE: SNN) (LSE: SN) has acquired BST-CarGel, a first-line cartilage repair product used along with microfracture and other bone marrow stimulation techniques for the initial treatment of most sizes of focal cartilage tears, the company said.
Smith & Nephew plc has purchased BST-CarGel, which is a first-line cartilage repair product used along with microfracture and other bone marrow stimulation techniques for the initial treatment of most sizes of focal cartilage tears.
With the exception of internal fixation, these procedures are collectively considered marrow stimulation techniques and are usually the first line of surgical treatment.
In general, most investigators recommend marrow stimulation techniques for lesions up to 1.