Large Cartilage Defects: Primary/Bone Loss

  • Luis Eduardo Tirico
  • William BugbeeEmail author


Large cartilage defects with associated bone loss present a unique challenge and can be difficult to manage. Surgical management must focus on restoring the articular surface as well as the underlying bone injury. Good outcomes in surgical treatment have been demonstrated for several procedures. The following case focuses on the identification and surgical management of deeper chondral lesions involving bone loss.


Cartilage defects Bone loss Treatment Outcomes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Knee Surgery DepartmentOrthopedic and Traumatology Institute, University of São Paulo Medical SchoolSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Joint Preservation and Cartilage Repair ServiceMedical Direction of Orthopaedic Research, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Scripps ClinicLa JollaUSA

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