Microfracture surprises tarnish the experience
from Lower Extremity Review
U.S. orthopedic surgeons perform more than 25,000 microfractures annually, making the procedure the most common marrow-stimulating technique used for repair of the cartilage defects that often affect active individuals.1 Although microfracture is a single-stage, low-cost intervention that requires only surgical time and common surgical tools, it requires a lengthy rehabilitation and comes with other challenges, such as limited durability and less than optimal return-to-sport rates. And, for many patients, the procedure also comes as a complete surprise.
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