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Author Topic: Cartiform cartilage graft for chondromalacia patella  (Read 12904 times)

Offline Llamarebel

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Re: Cartiform cartilage graft for chondromalacia patella
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2017, 02:27:38 PM »
I would say the overwhelmingingly so far responses on this site (few though they are) have been positive with the cartiform.  I guess some depends on where the cartilage defect is in your son's knee. I think most I've seen noted have been patellar, but I recently had my medial condyle repaired with early success...

Offline sandman5309

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Re: Cartiform cartilage graft for chondromalacia patella
« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2017, 06:53:56 PM »
Llamarebel,

Yeah I have seen a lot of positive results on the forum from individuals who have received Cartiform.  How is your recovery going?  What was the extent of the damage to your condyle?

Canyonking,

How goes your recovery?  I have been looking at working with the same surgeon and have read mostly positive reviews.
08/16- fell backpacking, didn't realize L patella had subluxed
09/16- MRI revealed full thickness chondral fissure of the central median ridge patellar cartilage
12/16- steroid injection
01/17- perineural, prolo and PRP injection trial

Offline Jordan1

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Re: Cartiform cartilage graft for chondromalacia patella
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2017, 11:48:36 PM »
Canyonking - would love an update on your knee/s are doing and how your cartiform grafts have held up.

I'm considering ACI/MACI, but the two step procedure seems like a lot and after hearing about cartiform I'm really curious about it!
Left knee Mensicus repair 2005
Left knee ACL Reconstruction 2005
Right knee ACL reconstruction 2010
Right knee ACL reconstruction 2014
Left Knee arthroscopy (for chronic pain) 2015
PRP Injections & Bone Marrow Stem cell injections to both knees - 2016
Left knee Chronic kneecap pain 2014 - present

 

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