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In this section you will find a selection of peer-reviewed articles covering articular cartilage injury prevention, repair and rehabilitation.


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Hambly, K. (2011) Activity profile of members of an online health community after articular cartilage repair of the knee. Sports Health. doi:10.1177/1941738111402151.


Hambly K. (2011) The use of the Tegner activity scale for articular cartilage repair of the knee: a systematic review. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 19:604–614.



Mithoefer K, Hambly K, Della Villa S, Silvers H, Mandelbaum BR. (2009) Return to sports participation after articular cartilage repair in the knee: scientific evidence. Am J Sports Med. 37(1):suppl 167S-176S.

Hambly, K. & Griva, K. (2008) IKDC or KOOS? Which Measures Symptoms and Disabilities Most Important to Postoperative Articular Cartilage Repair Patients? Am. J. Sports Med., Sep 2008; 36: 1695 - 1704. ABSTRACT


Riegger-Krugh, C.L., MCCarty, E.C., Robinson, M.S. & Wegzyn, D.A. (2008) Autologous chondrocyte implantation: Current surgery and rehabilitation. Med Sci Sports Ex 40(2):206-214 ABSTRACT


Yen, Y., Brett, C., O'Brien, L., Stalzer, S., Millett, P.J., Steadman, J.R. (2008)

Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee with Microfracture and Rehabilitation. Med Sci Sports Ex 40(2): 200-205 ABSTRACT


Farr, J. (2007) Autologous chondrocyte implantation improves patellofemoral cartilage treatment outcomes. Clin Orthop Relat Res Oct;463:187-94. ABSTRACT


Robertson WB, Fick D, Wood DJ, Linklater JM, et al: (2007) MRI and clinical evaluation of collagen-covered autologous chondrocyte implantation (CACI) at two years. Knee, 14(2):117-127. ABSTRACT


Reinold, M. M., Wilk, K. E., Macrina, L. C., Dugas, J. R. and Cain, E. L. (2006) Current concepts in the rehabilitation following articular cartilage repair procedures in the knee. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 36(10): 774-94. ABSTRACT


Gomoll, A.H., Minas, T., Farr, J. and Cole, B.J. (2006) Treatment of chondral defects in the patellofemoral joint.J Knee Surg. 2006 Oct;19(4):285-95. ABSTRACT


Micheli, L., Curtis, C. and Shervin, N. (2006) Articular Cartilage Repair in the Adolescent Athlete: Is Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation the Answer? Clin J Sport Med, 16(6): 465-470. ABSTRACT


Ruano-Ravina, A. and Diaz, M. J. (2006) Autologous chondrocyte implantation: a systematic review. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 14(1): 47-51. ABSTRACT


Mithoefer, K., Williams, R.J., Warren, R.F., Wickiewicz, T.L., and Marx, R.G. (2006) High-Impact Athletics After Knee Articular Cartilage Repair: A Prospective Evaluation of the Microfracture Technique. Am. J. Sports Med, 34(9): 1413 - 1418. ABSTRACT


Hambly, K., Bobic, V., Wondrasch, B., Van Assche, D. and Marlovits, S. (2006) Autologous chondrocyte implantation postoperative care and rehabilitation: Science and practice. Am J Sports Med, 34(6): 1020-1038. ABSTRACT


Gortz S, Bugbee WD. (2006) Allografts in Articular Cartilage Repair. J Bone Joint Surg Am 88(6): 1374-1384. ABSTRACT


Mithöfer, K., Peterson, L., Mandelbaum, B.R. and Minas, T. (2005) Articular Cartilage Repair in Soccer Players With Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation: Functional Outcome and Return to Competition Am. J. Sports Med., 33(11): 1639 - 1646. ABSTRACT

Mithöfer, K., Minas, T., Peterson, L., Yeon, H. and Micheli, L.J. (2005) Functional Outcome of Knee Articular Cartilage Repair in Adolescent Athletes Am. J. Sports Med., 33 (8): 1147 - 1153. ABSTRACT


Alford, J. W. and Cole, B. J. (2005) Cartilage restoration, Part 1: Basic science, historical perspective, patient evaluation, and treatment options. Am J Sports Med, 33(2): 295-306. ABSTRACT


Alford, J. W. and Cole, B. J. (2005) Cartilage restoration, Part 2: Techniques, outcomes, and future directions. Am J Sports Med, 33(3): 443-460. ABSTRACT


Bailey, A., Goodstone, N., Roberts, S., Hughes, J., Roberts, S., van Niekerk, L., Richardson, J. and Rees, D. (2003) Rehabilitation after Oswestry autologous-chondrocyte implantation: the OsCell Protocol. J Sport Rehabil, 12(2): 104-118. ABSTRACT