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.
Kyle N.Kunze BS Jorge Chahla MD, PhD Andreas H.Gomoll MD. "Defining Failure After Cartilage Preservation Surgery: Are We Expecting Too Much". Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. Volume 28, Issue 1, March 2020.