Dr. David Flanigan | Sports Medicine | Columbus OH
Your Practice Online
Microfracture Surgery Columbus
 
Services

Cartilage Restoration

ACI :: MACI :: OATS :: OC Allograft :: Microfracture :: DeNovo
Clinical Trial :: Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans

Microfracture

Microfracture is a surgical procedure used for cartilage restoration. Cartilage restoration is a surgical procedure where orthopedic surgeons stimulate the growth of new cartilage tissue and restore the normal function. Cartilage restoration procedures help in delaying or preventing the development of arthritis.

Articular Cartilage is the white tissue lining the end of bones where these bones connect to form joints. Cartilage acts as cushioning material and helps in smooth gliding of bones during movement. An injury to the joint may damage this cartilage which cannot repair on its own.

Several techniques are employed for cartilage restoration including microfracture, drilling, abrasion arthroplasty, osteochondral autograft, and allograft transplantation.

Microfracture technique involves drilling of multiple holes into the subchondral bone located below the cartilage using a sharp tool called awl. These holes create new blood supply provoking healing response. The blood reaching into this place will bring the new cells stimulates the formation of new articular cartilage tissue. The procedure is done arthroscopically. Young patients with single lesion, lesion of area <1.5 cm, and healthy bone are suitable candidates for this procedure.

David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee Surgeon
David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee Surgeon
Services - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
Cartilage Restoration - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
ACL Reconstruction and Revision - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
Multi-ligament Injuries - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
Meniscal Repair and Transplantation - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
Patellofemoral Procedures - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
Knee Arthroscopy - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
Sports Injury Management - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
My Research - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
Donations for My Research - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
Consulting & Research Support
What’s new in Knee Surgery - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
» Read More
Publications - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
Patient Forms - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
Practice location - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
Patient Testimonials - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
Multimedia Patient Education - David C. Flanigan MD - Sports Medicine, Knee
 
The Ohio State University Medical Center
© David Flanigan MD orthopaedic surgeon sports medicine knee & shoulder injuries Columbus OH
Twitter LinkedIn Facebook YouTube