Marrow stimulation involves different techniques that allow bone marrow cells to enter a tissue defect to enhance healing.


Examples of marrow stimulation

Early techniques involved drilling tiny holes from within the knee joint through the cartilage base plate into the underlying marrow area. This technique was superceded by 'picking' through the base place, eg micro-fracture and nanofracture.


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Prosthetic inlay resurfacing for the treatment of focal, full thickness cartilage defects of the femoral condyle: a bridge between biologics and conventional arthroplasty. Bollars P, Bosquet, M, Vandekerckhove B, Hardeman F and Bellemans, J. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc; 2012 Sep;20(9):1753-9

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