MRI shows cartilage thickness increase up to 10 years after distraction treatment

Knee joint distraction (KJD) has been shown to result in long-term clinical improvement and short- term cartilage restoration in young OA patients. The objective of the current study was to evaluate MRI cartilage thickness up to 10 years after KJD treatment, using a 3D surface-based approach.

Conclusion. KJD results in significant short- and long-term cartilage regeneration, up to 10 years post-treatment.

Mylène Jansen, Simon C.Mastbergen, James W.Mackay, Tom D.Turmezei, Floris Lafeber.

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