Joint distraction is pulled out under slight tension in an effort to improve cartilage healing.


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Cartilage regeneration for treatment of osteoarthritis: a paradigm for nonsurgical intervention. Tiku ML and Sabaawy HE. Ther Adv Musculoskelet Dis. 2015 Jun; 7(3): 76–87.

Knee joint distraction compared with total knee arthroplasty: a randomised controlled trial. van der Woude JA, Wiegant K, van Heerwaarden RJ, Spruijt S, Emans PJ, Mastbergen SC and Lafeber FP. Bone Joint J. 2017 Jan;99-B(1):51-58. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.99B1.BJJ-2016-0099.R3.

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