Arthroscopic Micro Fracture of Osteochondral Defect

Microfracture involves creating numerous tiny holes in injured joint surface using a special tool, called ‘awl’. The holes are made in the bone under the cartilage, called as subchondral bone. This creates a new blood supply to the cartilage which stimulates the growth of new cartilage. Therapeutic arthroscopy with microfracture is an effective treatment for osteochondral defect.