Knee Surgery: Articular Cartilage Microfracture

Drilling small holes into bone under articular cartilage to promote healing: an animated view

Cartilage can break down due to overuse or injury. This can lead to pain and swelling and problems using your joint. This animation shows a minimally invasive microfracture process in the knee to reduce pain and promote healing.

View the articular cartilage microfracture animation


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