A member asked:

Age 22 male suffering from ocd. 2.8 cm lesion at mfc. what are the changes of healing using microfracture drilling. internal fixation was unsuccessful?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Pain relief possible: Microfracture can reduce symptoms and pain successfully 80% of the time. Unfortunately, the cartilage defect persists, and the results can deteriorate. Cartilage plug techniques exist that could fill the defect if microfracture does not work.

Answered 11/7/2013



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