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Microfracture Surgery of the Knee

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This common procedure is performed through arthroscopy by making small holes, or microfractures, in the bone in the region of the damaged cartilage with an awl. The microfractures stimulate the production of cells in the bones, creating a healing response that produces new cartilage.

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