Surgical Intervention

Three issues were particularly concerning in this patient motion loss, varus instability, and a posttraumatic defect of his medial femoral condyle. Initially, the principal focus was on helping the patient regain a functional range of motion. Because of the significant periarticular scarring, the patient underwent his second surgical procedure, which included an arthrotomy, removal of his hardware, extensive intraarticular release, manipulation under anesthesia, and placement in a well-padded...

Chondral Disease of the Knee

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Director, Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois Director, Washington Orthopaedic and Knee Clinic, Fairfax, Virginia President, National Knee Research and Education Foundation, Clinton, Maryland Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Director, Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush Rush...