Published online Sep 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i4.444
Revised: May 28, 2014
Accepted: June 10, 2014
Published online: September 18, 2014
Core tip: Articular cartilage has a limited healing potential which presents a well-known circumstance in orthopedic surgery. This fact has led to a variety of surgical techniques for treating articular defects and currently the microfracturing presents the most commonly used procedure. The aim of this article is to give an overview about actual studies regarding microfracture and the AMIC® technique in cartilage knee surgery and to show recent developments.