This paper provides insight into updated surgical trends of cartilage procedures differentiated by the classic groups of palliative, repair, and restorative modalities. After reviewing the different restorative modalities, it's concluded that cartilage restoration is becoming an increasingly popular modality to address chondral defects.
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Title: "Management of Chondral Lesions of the Knee: Analysis of Trends and Short-Term Complications Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database"
Authors: Anirudh K. Gowd, B.S., Gregory L. Cvetanovich, M.D., Joseph N. Liu, M.D., David R. Christian, B.S., Brandon C. Cabarcas, B.S., Michael L. Redondo, B.S., Nikhil N. Verma, M.D., Adam B. Yanke, M.D., Ph.D., and Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A.
Publication: Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol -, No - (Month), 2018: pp 1-9