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Offline kalyjoe

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Microfracture
« on: October 24, 2004, 10:10:33 PM »
I didn't see an abbreviation for microfracture.  Is there another term for it?

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Microfracture, right knee, October 18, 2004.
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Re: Microfracture
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2004, 11:42:14 PM »
Mfx is the abbreviation, I believe.
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Re: Microfracture
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2005, 04:17:35 AM »
Are microfractures the same as occult fractures?
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Re: Microfracture
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2005, 04:41:40 AM »
No, an Occult fracture is a stress fracture, it's a completely different thing.  Microfracture is a technique to repair damaged articular cartilage.  They poke holes in the end of the bone and the blood comes out and forms a superclot which acts as replacement cartilage.  The holes that they poke are called microfractures. 

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