Microfracture is the main marrow stimulation technique performed, providing a more roughened base of the defect caused by the several microfracture holes and possible minute fractures.
Microfracture was the main marrow stimulation technique, applied in three studies [71-73], subchondral drilling only once .
Marrow stimulation techniques are the most important first-line treatment options for small symptomatic articular cartilage defects .
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.
These techniques are generally reserved for larger lesions, typically greater than 1 [cm.sup.2] or for patients that failed previous marrow stimulation techniques
. (43) These can be one or two-stage procedures, and they frequently require an osteotomy or at least an arthrotomy to improve exposure of the lesion.