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Cartilage Publications

Viability and Tissue Quality of Cartilage Flaps from Patients with Femoroacetabular Hip Impingement: A Matched-Control Comparison

CAM type Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition where a boney overgrowth on the femur pinches the socket it rests in resulting pain, injury to the surrounding labrum and sometimes a loose cartilage flap. During surgery, the damaged flap...read more


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Symptomatic Focal Knee Chondral Injuries in National Football League Combine Players Are Associated with Poorer Performance and Less Volume of Play

This study was designed to examine the relationship between previously untreated cartilage injuries in the knees of future NFL players during the NFL combine and their in-game performance when compared to players who did not have a cartilage injury....read more


Cartilage Publications

Prevalence and Clinical Implications of Chondral Injuries After Hip Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome

Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) is a devastating condition that can cause pain and impact quality of life. While the biomechanics of the hip causing the impingement can be addressed, less is known about how damaged cartilage (often called chondromalacia)...read more


Cartilage Publications

Patellofemoral Cartilage Restoration: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Clinical Outcomes

Damage to the cartilage on the back side of the patella or the groove it runs in (typically called a patellofemoral osteochondral lesion by orthopedic surgeons) is seen in a little over 1/3 of patients getting an arthroscopic knee...read more


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Outcomes and Survivorship After Arthroscopic Treatment of Glenohumeral Arthritis: A Systematic Review

When possible, treatment of shoulder joint osteoarthritis usually includes non-operative interventions, but when these provide insufficient relief, the most common course of action is to proceed with a shoulder joint replacement which can greatly restrict activity in younger populations....read more


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Osteochondral Allograft Transplants for Large Trochlear Defects

Localized cartilage damage in the knee is a common cause pain and disability in younger populations. These cartilage injuries are common on the end of the femur but are also present on the back side of the patella and...read more


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