Defining Failure After Cartilage Preservation Surgery: Are We Expecting Too Much

Purpose: To look into what failure actually means and work towards developing tools to better understand what level of recovery is most important to the individual.

Conclusion: Failure has traditionally been defined in absolute terms but it does not take into account the patients’ expectations nor the fact it can delay arthroscopy. 

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Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. Volume 28, Issue 1, March 2020. Kyle N.KunzeBS JorgeChahlaMD, PhD Andreas H.GomollM.