Summary: The key to any successful procedure is the proper indication, technique, postoperative management, and learning from failures.
Conclusion: The key to success in the long term is admitting and recognizing the failures, identifying the root causes and then modifying revision treatment strategies to optimize outcomes.
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Gergo Merkely MD, Jack Farr MD, Daniel Saris MD, PhD, Christian Lattermann MD. "Cartilage Surface Treatment: Factors Affecting Success and Failure Mechanisms". Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. Volume 28, Issue 1, March 2020.