Articular cartilage injuries are challenging to treat because of the limited healing potential of articular cartilage. Various cartilage restoration procedures have been developed to restore the protective role of articular cartilage and to delay or prevent additional damage to the articular surface. ProChondrix® Cartilage Restoration Matrix is a cryopreserved hyaline cartilage allograft with viable chondrocytes and growth factors necessary to promote its incorporation and viability. We describe a 19-year-old man with a well-contained, full-thickness cartilage defect on his patella. He subsequently underwent cartilage restoration with a ProChondrix® osteochondral allograft. At 1-year postoperatively, the patient had both clinical and radiographic evidence of an excellent outcome and had returned to sport.
Boyd, Evan D.; Michael S. Barnum; and James R. Slauterbeck. "Cartilage Restoration of the Patella Using ProChondrix® Osteochondral Allograft: A Case Report." Western Journal of Orthopaedics 10, 1 (2021). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/wjo/vol10/iss1/15