Microfracture Drilling Procedure
Omaha Microfracture Drilling Procedure Animation by Dr. Darren Keiser MD
Omaha Microfracture Drilling Procedure
Omaha Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect Information
This minimally-invasive procedure repairs damaged cartilage in the knee joint. Small holes are drilled into the bone at the base of the damaged area to stimulate the growth of healthy “scar” cartilage.
Many procedures to restore articular cartilage are done arthroscopically. During arthroscopy, your surgeon makes three small, puncture incisions around your joint using an arthroscope.
Some procedures require the surgeon to have more direct access to the affected area. Longer, open incisions are required. Sometimes it is necessary to address other problems in the joint, such as meniscal or ligament tears, when cartilage surgery is done.
In general, recovery from an arthroscopic procedure is quicker and less painful than a traditional, open surgery. Your doctor will discuss the options with you to determine what kind of procedure is right for you.
Omaha Knee Information by Dr. Darren Keiser MD