Comparison of Small-diameter-hole and Traditional Microfracture in Cartilage Repair and the Effect of Adding a Hyaluronic Acid-based Acellular Matrix Scaffold: An Animal Study

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UÇAN V. , YILDIZ F. , ELMADAĞ N. M. , UZER G. , GÜZEL Y., TOK O. E. , ...More

BEZMIALEM SCIENCE, vol.9, no.1, pp.84-90, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14235/bas.galenos.2020.3751
  • Title of Journal : BEZMIALEM SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-90


Objective: Since, there is no standardized technique for the treatment of focal cartilage defects that can recreate original cartilage tissue; researchers continue to explore and evaluate various treatment modalities. This study compared post-operatke healing of cartilage defects after treatment with small-diameter-hole microfracture (SDHM) technique with that of traditional microfracture technique. The effects of the hole density and augmentation with hyaluronic acid-based acellular matrix (HA-based AM) on cartilage healing were also investigated.