Treatment of Cartilage Defects in the Knee Using BioCartilage® Allograft
Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA (Chicago, IL), presents recent published data on multicenter, prospective, and clinically significant outcomes of using BioCartilage® extracellular matrix to treat cartilage defects in the knee, including a two year postoperative success rate of 97.9%.1 Dr. Cole discusses how BioCartilage extracellular matrix can be used in conjunction with microfracture to improve patient outcomes and how it fits into treatment algorithms for patients with articular cartilage defects.
1. Cole BJ, Haunschild ED, Carter T, et al. Clinically significant outcomes following the treatment of focal cartilage defects of the knee with microfracture augmentation using cartilage allograft extracellular matrix: a multicenter prospective study. Arthroscopy. 2021;37(5):1512-1521. doi:10.1016/j.arthro.2021.01.043