Cartilage & Arthritis
Mosaic-plasty - Dr. Michael Lehmann
What is a mosaic-plasty?
Mosaic-plasty, also known as the transplantation of osteochondral autografts, is a comparatively new method that can be used for defects up to three centimetres in size and which can achieve good to very good results in 70 to 90% of cases.
When is a mosaic-plasty indicated?
With this method, cartilage cylinders, including the underlying bone, are removed from less-damaged areas of the joint and transplanted into the defective section of cartilage. This technique is particularly useful for cartilage damage in the knee or ankle joint.