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.
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.