Focal Chondral Injury
Articular cartilage covers the bones in the joint, and it's surface allows them to move smoothly against one another.
- Damaged cartilage can lead to arthritis
- Cartilage does not heal itself well
- -Surgical techniques stimulate growth
Signs and Symptoms
- Pain, swelling, locking & catching
What causes a focal chondral injury?
- Can be the result of a sports related injury or wear and tear
- Symptomatic management including icing, elevation and anti-inflammatory use
- Injection Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Surgical Treatment: Knee Arthroscopy (OATS or Mosaicplasty)
- Cartilage regeneration technique
- Damaged cartilage is replaced by cartilage harvested from a non-weight bearing area of the joint
- Physical Therapy is an integral component to your recovery from surgery
- -Appropriate timing and progression is key to the outcome
- For further details on your rehabilitation, please see the Physical Therapy section in Patient Resources.