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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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.
Gobbi concluded that multiple factors affect the outcome of microfracture surgery in athletes.
Giles had a torn cartilage repaired and microfracture surgery and will be on crutches for eight weeks.
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