can be supplemented with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, which involve taking a small blood sample from the patient.
Called autologous chondrocyte implantation, the procedure has outperformed microfracture surgery
in some studies, but some patients need follow-up surgery and a nine-year study of implantation patients found that 30 percent didn't improve.
Plagued by injuries early in his career, including a torn ACL and microfracture surgery
Graham is out to prove that he is not a draft bust.
But the surgeon found a hole in my cartilage and ended up having to give me microfracture surgery
The type of scar tissue that forms following the microfracture surgery
that Freddie had does not cope with the impact forces that the original cartilage did," said Will Pressley, physiotherapist and CEO of Health and Fitness Solutions in London.
Tracy McGrady still isn't playing after microfracture surgery
Flintoff is still on crutches after undergoing arthroscopy and microfracture surgery
to his right knee in late August but has been cheered by his surgeon s upbeat assessment of his prospects for resuming his career next year.
Flintoff, 31, is in the early stages of a rehabilitation programme, following microfracture surgery
on his right knee, and will move his family out to the United Arab Emirates in the build-up to Christmas.