2017 ISAKOS Biennial Congress ePoster #230


All-Arthroscopic Amic-Aided Repair of a Patellar Cartilage Defect Using Dry Arthroscopy and a Retraction System

Martin Wiewiorski, MD, Basel SWITZERLAND
Mariusz A. Puszkarz, MD, ┼╗ory POLAND
Boguslaw Dariusz Sadlik, Prof. assistant, Wroclaw POLAND
Alberto Gobbi, MD, Milan ITALY
Graeme P. Whyte, MD, MSc, FRCSC, New York, NY UNITED STATES

Biological Reconstruction Department / Orthopaedic Department, Bielsko-Biala, POLAND

The FDA has not cleared the following pharmaceuticals and/or medical device for the use described in this presentation. The following pharmaceuticals and/or medical device are being discussed for an off-label use: Anika Therapeutics, HyaloFast; Geistlich Pharma AG, Chondro-Gide


The technique of all-arthroscopic AMIC-aided repair of cartilage lesions of the knee joint using the retraction system and dry arthroscopy provides promising good results with miniinvasive approach.



The technique of an all-arthroscopic AMIC-aided repair of cartilage lesions of the knee joint using a retraction system and dry arthroscopy has been
recently reported. We report the first clinical and radiological data at a
short-term followup.


and Materials

Twelve patients underwent AMIC-aided cartilage repair for a patellar lesion.
All steps of the procedure were performed arthroscopically. This included the
use of an intraarticular retraction plate for distraction of the patellofemoral
joint, and evacuation of saline solution for collagen matrix insertion and fixation. Clinical assessment performed before surgery and at a mean followup time of 38 months (range, 24-70) included the following scores: KOOS, IKDC, 17 and VAS. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed at the followup examination, including the MOCART score.


The mean KOOS and IKDC scores increased significantly (P<.01) from 50.3
and 37.4 points preoperatively to 90.1 and 79.4 postoperatively. The VAS
decreased from 7.8 to 2.3 points. Mean MOCART score at followup was 60.1 points.


Cartilage repair of patellar lesions aided by a retraction system in a dry
arthroscopy setup is a promising approach. Further studies are needed to
evaluate this procedure and compare it to existing matrix implantation