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Sep Supplement, p The cartilage is a complex and specialized tissue. It is extremely difficult to repair or to replace it, once damaged. The management of cartilage defects remains controversial and over the last five decades various treatment options and surgical techniques have been tried to optimize the clinical outcome.
The aim of this study is to articular cartilage the results of two of the most used cartilage repair techniques: transchondral drilling and osteochondral autografting. Material and methods.
Between January and Junewe performed 55 transchondral drillings and 10 mosaicplasties on patients with articular cartilage defects of the knee. All patients were followed up at 6 months. Hughston clinical and radiological scales were used to evaluate the patients in the transchondral drilling group.
The Hughston Clinic score was 2 in 2 cases 3. In the mosaicplasty group,the average area of the osteochondral lesion covered with autologous osteochondral transplantation ranged from 0.
Both techniques offer satisfactory functional outcome and do not compromise the patients' future options. English Copyright of Clujul Medical is the property of Cluj Medical University and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright articular cartilage express written permission.
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Glucosamine is commonly taken in combination with chondroitin, a glycosaminoglycan derived from articular cartilage. Glucozamina este frecvent luată în combinaţie cu chondroitin, un derivat din glicozaminoglican cartilajului articular.
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