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.
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 7-footer from Australia did little to quiet critics by missing 50 of 82 games in the regular season, most due to the soreness in his ankle that still lingers after microfracture surgery in April of last year.
"But the surgeon found a hole in my cartilage and ended up having to give me microfracture surgery. I knew it would take a while to heal.
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.