microfracture

microfracture

/mi·cro·frac·ture/ (-frak´cher) a minute, incomplete break or small area of discontinuity in a bone.

microfracture

A linear defect in articular cartilage that extends beyond the articular calcified cartilage into adjacent tissue, which is usually accompanied by a reparative reaction.

microfracture

Bone-ology A linear defect in articular cartilage that extends beyond the articular calcified cartilage into adjacent tissue, accompanied by a reparative reaction. Cf Microcrack.
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I've been in a situation where I was out 10 months (following microfracture surgery) and I know I was scared when I first came back to play, but you know he's going to be OK.
This FDA trial will appraise the safety and efficacy of GelrinC compared to the raw level data of a historical microfracture control arm.
Such studies proved that the collapse of the early-stage ONFH was mainly due to biomechanical instability caused by the microfracture of the trabecular bone in the necrotic region.
I burst into tears when I was told I needed platelet-rich plasma injections and microfracture surgery.
Having had to undergo knee microfracture surgery after being injured in the Super League Round Two home clash against Salford Red Devils in February, which the Giants lost 30-20, the hometown product has had to be very patient in plotting his return to action.
In terms of procedure type, microfracture and ACI are the most common procedure observed amongst all the types of cartilage repair procedure.
The global knee cartilage repair market segmentation is based on procedure types (arthroscopic chondroplasty, autologous chondrocyte implantation, cell-based cartilage resurfacing, implants transplant, microfracture, and osteochondral grafts transplantation, etc.
Miles last played for the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2008 and 2009 season after two years away from the court following a microfracture surgery on his knee.
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.
The investigators emphasize that microfracture when compared to osteochondral autograft transfer procedures allows for quicker return to play (no graft incorporation), better range of motion due to a more minimally invasive approach, and quicker biologic response to healing due to the robust mesenchymal stem cells available in young patients.
The defect was considered too large for an isolated microfracture or osteochondral procedure.