New Techniques of Cartilage Healing and Cartilage Grafting

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SummaryNew techniques for cartilage healing and cartilage grafting have been developed for the treatment of chondral lesions. Microfractures and debridement are recommended for the initial treatment brcause they are low-risk arthroscopic procedures with a high success rate. Perichondral autografts, periosteal autografts, plug autografts, autologous chondrocyte implantation, or osteotomy should be reserved for revision chondral surgery because they are higher-risk procedures. Their success rate is approximately the same as that of the low-risk arthroscopic procedures.

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