Similar 2-yr clinical scores between hydrogel implant & OAT for Outerbridge III-IV cartilage lesions
Hydrogel implant is as effective as osteochondral autologous transplantation for treating focal cartilage knee injury in 24 monthsKnee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Oct;26(10):2934-2941. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-4834-5
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38 patients with Outerbridge grade III-IV focal cartilage lesions were randomized to surgical internvetion through either transplantation using a hydrogel implant (Cartiva; Carticept Medical) or osteochondral autologous transplantation (OAT). Patients were assessed for outcome related to function and pain over 24-month follow-up. Results demonstrated no statistically significant between-group diff...
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