Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers services and programs through the following Divisions. Use these links to directly access all our Department sites.

Cartilage Regeneration & Repair

Microfracture

This procedure is performed arthroscopically. During microfracture, small holes are created in the knee bone. The surface layer of the bone, called the subchondral bone, is hard and lacks good blood flow. Creating holes in the bone allows bleeding. Blood contains bone marrow cells that stimulate cartilage growth and form fibrocartilage, which covers the injured area.