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Imaging of cartilage repair procedures.

Sanghvi D, Munshi M, Pardiwala D - Indian J Radiol Imaging (2014)

Bottom Line: The gamut of surgical techniques, normal postoperative radiological appearances, and possible complications have been described.The five common techniques of cartilage repair currently offered include bone marrow stimulation (microfracture or drilling), mosaicplasty, synthetic resorbable scaffold grafts, osteochondral allograft transplants, and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI).Complications of cartilage repair procedures that may be demonstrated on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) include plug loosening, graft protuberance, graft depression, and collapse in mosaicplasty, graft hypertrophy in ACI, and immune response leading to graft rejection, which is more common with synthetic grafts and cadaveric allografts.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Andheri (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
The rationale for cartilage repair is to prevent precocious osteoarthritis in untreated focal cartilage injuries in the young and middle-aged population. The gamut of surgical techniques, normal postoperative radiological appearances, and possible complications have been described. An objective method of recording the quality of repair tissue is with the magnetic resonance observation of cartilage repair tissue (MOCART) score. This scoring system evaluates nine parameters that include the extent of defect filling, border zone integration, signal intensity, quality of structure and surface, subchondral bone, subchondral lamina, and records presence or absence of synovitis and adhesions. The five common techniques of cartilage repair currently offered include bone marrow stimulation (microfracture or drilling), mosaicplasty, synthetic resorbable scaffold grafts, osteochondral allograft transplants, and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI). Complications of cartilage repair procedures that may be demonstrated on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) include plug loosening, graft protuberance, graft depression, and collapse in mosaicplasty, graft hypertrophy in ACI, and immune response leading to graft rejection, which is more common with synthetic grafts and cadaveric allografts.

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Microfracture technique in two different patients. (A) Follow-up MRI shows adequate fill of the cartilage defect by reparative tissue which is normal in signal and congruent with the adjacent native cartilage; MOCART score is 95. (B) Follow-up MRI in a different patient shows incomplete filling of the defect and exposure of subchondral bone; MOCART score is 30
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Figure 2: Microfracture technique in two different patients. (A) Follow-up MRI shows adequate fill of the cartilage defect by reparative tissue which is normal in signal and congruent with the adjacent native cartilage; MOCART score is 95. (B) Follow-up MRI in a different patient shows incomplete filling of the defect and exposure of subchondral bone; MOCART score is 30

Mentions: The five common techniques of cartilage repair currently offered include bone marrow stimulation (microfracture or drilling), mosaicplasty, synthetic resorbable scaffold grafts, osteochondral allograft transplants, and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI).[6]


Imaging of cartilage repair procedures.

Sanghvi D, Munshi M, Pardiwala D - Indian J Radiol Imaging (2014)

Microfracture technique in two different patients. (A) Follow-up MRI shows adequate fill of the cartilage defect by reparative tissue which is normal in signal and congruent with the adjacent native cartilage; MOCART score is 95. (B) Follow-up MRI in a different patient shows incomplete filling of the defect and exposure of subchondral bone; MOCART score is 30
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Figure 2: Microfracture technique in two different patients. (A) Follow-up MRI shows adequate fill of the cartilage defect by reparative tissue which is normal in signal and congruent with the adjacent native cartilage; MOCART score is 95. (B) Follow-up MRI in a different patient shows incomplete filling of the defect and exposure of subchondral bone; MOCART score is 30
Mentions: The five common techniques of cartilage repair currently offered include bone marrow stimulation (microfracture or drilling), mosaicplasty, synthetic resorbable scaffold grafts, osteochondral allograft transplants, and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI).[6]

Bottom Line: The gamut of surgical techniques, normal postoperative radiological appearances, and possible complications have been described.The five common techniques of cartilage repair currently offered include bone marrow stimulation (microfracture or drilling), mosaicplasty, synthetic resorbable scaffold grafts, osteochondral allograft transplants, and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI).Complications of cartilage repair procedures that may be demonstrated on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) include plug loosening, graft protuberance, graft depression, and collapse in mosaicplasty, graft hypertrophy in ACI, and immune response leading to graft rejection, which is more common with synthetic grafts and cadaveric allografts.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Andheri (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
The rationale for cartilage repair is to prevent precocious osteoarthritis in untreated focal cartilage injuries in the young and middle-aged population. The gamut of surgical techniques, normal postoperative radiological appearances, and possible complications have been described. An objective method of recording the quality of repair tissue is with the magnetic resonance observation of cartilage repair tissue (MOCART) score. This scoring system evaluates nine parameters that include the extent of defect filling, border zone integration, signal intensity, quality of structure and surface, subchondral bone, subchondral lamina, and records presence or absence of synovitis and adhesions. The five common techniques of cartilage repair currently offered include bone marrow stimulation (microfracture or drilling), mosaicplasty, synthetic resorbable scaffold grafts, osteochondral allograft transplants, and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI). Complications of cartilage repair procedures that may be demonstrated on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) include plug loosening, graft protuberance, graft depression, and collapse in mosaicplasty, graft hypertrophy in ACI, and immune response leading to graft rejection, which is more common with synthetic grafts and cadaveric allografts.

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