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© 2018 Author(s) et al. This systematic review examines the current literature regarding surgical techniques for restoring articular cartilage in the hip, from the older microfracture techniques involving perforation to the subchondral bone, to adaptations of this technique using nanofractures and scaffolds. This review discusses the autologous and allograft transfer systems and the autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AMIc) technique, as well as a summary of the previously discussed techniques, which could become common practice for restoring articular cartilage, thus reducing the need for total hip arthroplasty. Using the British Medical Journal Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and evaluation (BMJ GRADe) system and Grade system. comparison of the studies discussed shows that microfracture has the greatest quantity and quality of research, whereas the newer AMIc technique requires more research, but shows promise.
Author(s): Hotham WE, Malviya A
Publication type: Review
Publication status: Published
Journal: Bone and Joint Research
Online publication date: 14/05/2018
Acceptance date: 02/04/2018
ISSN (electronic): 2046-3758
Publisher: British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery