10 Years Clinical Follow-Up of the First Hemicap® Resurfacing Mini Prosthesis in the Knee of a Former Active 55 Year Old Man with a Full Thickness Osteochondrale Lesion
Received Date: Jan 04, 2017 / Accepted Date: Feb 03, 2017 / Published Date: Feb 10, 2017
The treatment of osteochondral lesions remains a clinical challenge. A “treatment-gap” has been identified, where middle-aged patients with focal knee-lesions are considered too old for biological treatment, and yet too young for uni- or total arthroplasty (UKA/ TKA). In order to try to fill this gap, a novel metal mini-prosthesis – Hemicap® - was invented and clinically tested, and was introduced in Denmark (DK) in 2006. The aim of this case report is to present this first “Danish patient” at his 10-year clinical follow-up.
Keywords: Osteochondral; Arthroplasty; Hemicap procedure
Citation: Laursen JO (2017) 10 Years Clinical Follow-Up of the First Hemicap® Resurfacing Mini Prosthesis in the Knee of a Former Active 55 Year Old Man with a Full Thickness Osteochondrale Lesion. J Med Imp Surg 2: 112.
Copyright: © 2017 Laursen JO. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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