Knee Surgery: Patella (Kneecap) Microfracture

Minimally invasive arthroscopic technique to prevent pain and promote cartilage growth


The patella is a flat, triangular-shaped bone that protects the knee joint and helps muscles move your leg more efficiently. A healthy patella glides up and down a groove at the end of your femur. However, there are a number of conditions that can cause pain when your patella moves. In this minimally invasive procedure, your surgeon will create tiny fractures in your knee to stimulate growth of new cartilage.


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