By Tom Minas MD MS

A Primer in Cartilage fix and Joint maintenance of the Knee provides the total diversity of treatments for a altering, more and more more youthful sufferer inhabitants. Dr. Thomas Minas demonstrates every one technique-from non-surgical to mini-incision overall knee arthroplasty to the new advancements in tissue biologics-through a step by step procedure. Surgical images and illustrations and procedural movies on-line at and on DVD offer particular information. This hugely visible, multimedia reference courses you in making a choice on the simplest therapy direction for every patient.

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This chondral flap was confirmed by arthroscopy. (Courtesy Dr. ) B, Undermined articular cartilage at the time of arthroscopy noted by MRI scan. It can assess repair site surface congruity and incorporation following many repair techniques as well as identify many of the complications that may occur following cartilage repair. Presently, the application of carefully performed MRI studies may preclude the need for invasive arthroscopic evaluation of articular cartilage lesions and reconstructions.

Follow-up was short (1 year). The natural history of an untreated chondral injury is not yet known, although most agree that even small lesions (<1 cm2) likely will progress very slowly,19 with greater than 50% developing osteoarthritis over a 14-year follow-up. Marrow stimulation techniques, such as drilling, abrasion arthroplasty, and microfracture, attempt to induce a reparative response by perforating the subchondral bone after radical debridement of damaged cartilage and removing the tidemark “calcified” zone to enhance integration of repair tissue.

The forty-five-degree posteroanterior flexion weight bearing radiograph of the knee. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1988;70(10):1479–1483. 2. Ahlback S. Osteoarthrosis of the knee: a radiographic investigation. Acta Radiol Suppl. 1968;277:7–72. 3. Harmon MK, Marcovich GD, Banks SA, Hodge W. Wear patterns on tibial plateaus from varus and valgus osteoarthritic knees. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1998;352:149–158. 4. Dejour H, Walch G, Nove-Josserand L, Guier C. Factors of patellar instability: an anatomic radiographic study.

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