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Fig. 2 | Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics

Fig. 2

From: Orthopaedic regenerative tissue engineering en route to the holy grail: disequilibrium between the demand and the supply in the operating room

Fig. 2

For implantation, BioSeed-C was armed from the corners with resorbable sutures secured by threefold knots (a), k-wires were drilled in the corner of the defect (b), using the k-wires, the guiding threads were pulled through the femoral bone, and the knots were guided into the subchondral bone (c), the knots functioned as anchors, seized the subchondral bone and fixed the implant (d), MRI showing the cartilage defect at the medial femoral condyle before implantation (e) and after four years where the defect was completely filled (f), and the MRI shows a patellar cartilage defect before implantation (g) and after four years where defect was completely filled (h). Adapted with a minor modification from (Kreuz et al. 2009)

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