This paper presents a case report of a 27-year-old male patient affected by a large osteochondral defect of the medial femoral condyle (6 cm2) in a varus knee. He was treated with a combined approach consisting of high tibial osteotomy and autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis technique enhanced by a bone marrow-enriched bone graft. Twelve months after surgery, the patient reported considerable reduction in pain and significant increase in his quality of life. A hyaline-like cartilage completely covered the defect and was congruent with the surrounding condyle cartilage as revealed by MRI and by a second-look arthroscopy. Level of evidence IV.
- Autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis
- Bone graft
- Concentrated bone marrow
- Osteochondral lesion
- Varus knee
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine