spongialization

spongialization

Abrasion arthroplasty Orthopedic surgery Excision of patellar cartilage and subchondral bone, leaving well-vascularized cancellous bone exposed. See Autologous chondrocyte transplantation.
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Arthroscopic lavage, arthroscopic debridement, spongialization, arthroscopic abrasion arthroplasty, subchondral drilling, microfracture, and carbon-fiber matrix applications promote the development of fibrocartilage.