What is a chondral defect?

A chondral defect refers to a focal area of damage to the articular cartilage (the cartilage that lines the end of the bones). An osteochondral defect refers to a focal area of damage that involves both the cartilage and a piece of underlying bone. These can occur from an acute traumatic injury to the knee or an underlying disorder of the bone.

What is a chondral defect?

A chondral defect refers to a focal area of damage to the articular cartilage (the cartilage that lines the end of the bones). An osteochondral defect refers to a focal area of damage that involves both the cartilage and a piece of underlying bone. These can occur from an acute traumatic injury to the knee or an underlying disorder of the bone.

Identifying Cartilage Damage

In some cases, patients who have joint injuries, such as meniscal or ligament tears, will also have cartilage damage. Numerous factors are considered when evaluating these disorders for the correct treatment and each scenario should be discussed in detail with your surgeon.

Identifying Cartilage Damage

In some cases, patients who have joint injuries, such as meniscal or ligament tears, will also have cartilage damage. Numerous factors are considered when evaluating these disorders for the correct treatment and each scenario should be discussed in detail with your surgeon.

Why it is so important to choose the suitable treatment?

The goal of treatment for cartilage regeneration is to gain back the quality of life and able to carry out daily activities. Hence it is important that the newly generated cartilage is smooth hyaline-like cartilage, which provides flexibility, movements and support.

Why it is so important to choose the suitable treatment?

The goal of treatment for cartilage regeneration is to gain back the quality of life and able to carry out daily activities. Hence it is important that the newly generated cartilage is smooth hyaline-like cartilage, which provides flexibility, movements and support.

What are the treatment options for chondral defect?

Many procedures to restore cartilage are done arthroscopically or open surgery. Your doctor will discuss the options with you to determine what kind of procedure is right for you.

What are the treatment options for chondral defect?

Many procedures to restore cartilage are done arthroscopically or open surgery. Your doctor will discuss the options with you to determine what kind of procedure is right for you.

What are the treatment options for chondral defect?

Many procedures to restore cartilage are done arthroscopically or open surgery. Your doctor will discuss the options with you to determine what kind of procedure is right for you.

What is 1- step cartilage regeneration?

Hyalofast one step cartilage regeneration method involves the use of a Hyaluronic Acd based scaffold, hyalofast, combined with autologous bone graft to regenerate original hyaline grade cartilage. This procedure can be carried out by Arthroscopic surgery, mini-open or open procedure depending on the severity of the condition.

What are the treatment options for chondral defect?

Many procedures to restore cartilage are done arthroscopically or open surgery. Your doctor will discuss the options with you to determine what kind of procedure is right for you.

What is 1- step cartilage regeneration?

Hyalofast one step cartilage regeneration method involves the use of a Hyaluronic Acd based scaffold, hyalofast, combined with autologous bone graft to regenerate original hyaline grade cartilage. This procedure can be carried out by Arthroscopic surgery, mini-open or open procedure depending on the severity of the condition.

Recovery Period & Physiotherapy Involved.

  • After the Surgery, the joint has to be rested and non-weight bearing for 3-4 weeks.
  • At 4th week onwards, patient is put on active movement to start joint movement recovery.
  • Patient is allowed to return to low impact sports (such as swimming & cycling) from 4th month onwards and full impact sports from 12 month onwards.

Recovery Period & Physiotherapy Involved.

  • After the Surgery, the joint has to be rested and non-weight bearing for 3-4 weeks.
  • At 4th week onwards, patient is put on active movement to start joint movement recovery.
  • Patient is allowed to return to low impact sports (such as swimming & cycling) from 4th month onwards and full impact sports from 12 month onwards.