AVN management and Joint Preserving procedures (Chondroplasty/ ACI/ OATS)

A chondroplasty is an outpatient procedure used to repair a small area of damaged cartilage in the knee. The damaged tissue is removed, allowing healthy cartilage to grow in its place. The procedure is performed through small incisions on the sides of the knee with the aid of a small video camera called an arthroscope. Chondroplasty refers to surgery of the cartilage, the most common being corrective surgery of the cartilage of the knee.

The osteochondral autograft transfer system (OATS) procedure is at the forefront of cartilage restoration surgeries of the knee, offering a superior return to sport rates and long-term functionality. This technique reports an arthroscopic OATS procedure of the lateral femoral condyle with donor-site backfill using an osteochondral allograft plug. Potential complications from unfilled donor site sockets are eliminated through donor site backfill with an allograft plug.

AVN Management And Joint Preserving Procedures