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Is a knee microfracture surgery usually successful?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes
Microfracture is the standard surgery to treat isolated cartilage injuries.
The technique gets new, reparative cartilage to grow that is similar to the original cartilage. It can return patients to their activities and decrease pain. Unfortunately, the reparative cartilage is not as durable as the original stuff, and some patients experience recurrent symptoms later in life. Advances are coming.

In brief: Yes
Microfracture is the standard surgery to treat isolated cartilage injuries.
The technique gets new, reparative cartilage to grow that is similar to the original cartilage. It can return patients to their activities and decrease pain. Unfortunately, the reparative cartilage is not as durable as the original stuff, and some patients experience recurrent symptoms later in life. Advances are coming.
Dr. Robert Purchase
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