I have been recommended Biocartilage by two top Cartilage surgeons in the USA, and I was surprised when doing a search for BioCartilage on Kneeguru, NOTHING came up. This is a new procedure, so I was wondering if anyone out there has had this done?
It is a hybrid between microfrature and stem cells. This might not be the appropriate thread for this topic, but I don't know what this would fall under.
Here is more info:http://www.arthrex.com/orthobiologics/biocartilage-micronized-cartilage-matrix
It looks pretty cool to me, and my surgeon is excited about it. It is like DenovoNT but dried and stored on a shelf. ACI was my only other option (and possible cadaver allograft), so this seems like a way less invasive option.
Of course, I would do whatever surgery has the best results. I have a 3.5 x 1.5 cm lesion to the bone in my medial femoral condyle, that has totally sidelined me the last 9 months.
Ready to get back to some sense of a normal life.
Please let me know if you have heard of this, or can direct me to a similar thread.