Table of Contents

Cartilage morphology / Mats Brittberg.
Patient evaluation and treatment algorithms / Marco Delcogliano, Jason Boyer, Bert R. Mandelbaum.
Debridement of the injured cartilage / Mats Brittberg.
Bone marrow stimulating techniques.
Drilling, abrasion arthroplasty, and microfracture / Wayne Gersoff.
Carbon fiber resurfacing / Mats Brittberg.
Autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AMIC) / Peter Behrens, J.P. Benthien.
Trufit plugs / Tim Spalding.
Osteochondral mosaicplasty / László Hangody, Gábor Vásárhelyi, László Rudolf Hangody.
Mega-OATS / Peter U. Brucker, Jochen Paul, Andreas B. Imhoff.
Osteochondral allografts / William Bugbee.
Fixation of osteochondral fragments / William Bugbee, Brice W. Blatz, Bert R. Mandelbaum.
Autologous chondrocyte implantation.
Cartilage biopsy handling / Anders Lindahl, Sebastian Concaro.
Quality assurance of cells for chondrogenic implantation / Stephen J. Duguay.
ACI first and second generation / Mats Brittberg.
Transarthroscopic implantation of hyalograft (Hyaff 11) with autologous chondrocytes / Mats Brittberg, Sebastian Concaro.
Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) / David Wood, Gregory C. Janes.
Allograft particulate cartilage transplantation : denovo natural tissue (NT) graft / Jack Farr.
Cartilage fragment implantation / Mats Brittberg.
Unloading osteotomies : effect on cartilage and cartilage repair / Jens D. Agneskircher, Alex E. Staubli, Philipp Lobenhoffer.
Unloading the patellofemoral joint for cartilage lesions / James Bicos.
Meniscal allografts, cartilage repair, and concomitant procedures / Wayne Gersoff.
Bone grafting around an articular joint / Marcus Head, James B. Richardson.
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