Journal of Arthritis

ISSN - 2167-7921

Waleed Ewais

Waleed Ewais


  • Research Article
    Management of 2 to 3 cm2 Osteochondral Defects of the Knee with Subchondral Drilling in Patients Less than 50 Years of Age
    Author(s): Tarek Aly and Waleed EwaisTarek Aly and Waleed Ewais

    Aim: Articular cartilage defects in the knee do not heal and may dispose a predisposition for an early onset of osteoarthritis. Large osteochondral defects are associated with mechanical instability and are accepted indications for surgical intervention to prevent development of degenerative joint disease. Purpose: The purpose of this study to evaluate the effect of drilling on treatment of knee osteochondral defects among 2-3 cm². Methods: Twenty six patients (18 men and 8 women) with focal full-thickness cartilage lesions of the knee on the medial or lateral femoral condyle, or trochlea were included in this study. The surgical technique is through arthroscopic subchondral drilling. Lysholm score was used for evaluation of outcome. Clinical evaluation and scoring were done preoperatively and at follow-up. Results:.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-7921.1000121

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