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Grant H. Garcia, MD

Grant H. Garcia, MD Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist View Profile

Grant H. Garcia, MD

Grant H. Garcia, MD Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist View Doctor Profile

Microfracture Plus

Articular cartilage damage remains a significant cause for early osteoarthritis in adolescents and young adults. After chondroplasty alone, the mainstay procedure for cartilage injuries is microfracture. Although in small lesions this may be successful long-term, positive results of treating larger lesions this way are less certain. This inconsistency in outcomes has led to augmentation of these defects with scaffolding (plus) for better cartilage regeneration allowing it fill the defect more consistently with cartilage.

  • Brown University
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  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists