The management of articular cartilage defects continues to be one of the most challenging clinical problems for orthopaedic surgeons. Many surgical procedures have been described in literature with different outcomes, but it remains difficult to compare the efficacy of these techniques because of a paucity of well-designed randomized controlled trials .
Bone marrow stimulation, autologous chondrocyte transplantation and autologous-plus-scaffold transplantation are common solutions for superficial articular defects but are not recommended in deep articular lesions involving the subchondral bone. On the other hand, autologous osteochondral mosaicplasty is effective in repairing deep osteochondral defects of the knee.
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