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Cartilage repair in the young knee 

Cartilage repair in the young knee
Cartilage repair in the young knee

Tim Spalding

and Lars Peterson

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date: 26 May 2022

Articular cartilage has a poor capacity to heal by itself

Left alone, large areas are likely to progress into osteoarthritis

The goal of cartilage repair is both short term improvement in function and long term durability

There are several available strategies including non-surgical options, and these are formulated into an algorithm

Cartilage repair is an advancing field and the future lies in bioengineering and high quality comparative clinical analysis.

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