Management of Osteoarthritis - A holistic view

Book Series: Frontiers in Arthritis

Volume 1


Ashish Anand

DOI: 10.2174/97816810835131170101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-351-3, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68108-352-0
ISSN: 2468-6662 (Print)
ISSN: 2468-6670 (Online)

Frontiers in Arthritis is an ebook series devoted to publishing the latest and the most important advances in arthrit...[view complete introduction]

Role of Cartilage Regeneration in the Management of Early Knee Arthritis: Current Concepts

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Mark F. Sommerfeldt, Avijit Sharma and David C. Flanigan


In this chapter, we discuss review cartilage restoration surgery in the setting of early knee osteoarthritis (OA). We introduce an algorithmic approach to determining treatment and discuss procedures including microfracture, autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AMIC®), osteochondral autograft transfer (OATS), osteochondral allografting (OCA), autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI)/matrixassisted chondrocyte implantation (MACI), and stem cell therapy. These techniques have particular advantages and disadvantages. The authors share their approach and outline the protocol for postoperative rehabilitation.

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