Many of these chondral defects heal on their own but if they persist and become symptomatic then generally surgical treatment is indicated. A simple debridement or microfracture through keyhole surgery is successful in most cases. If you have had this or similar previous surgery then you may want to consider Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) Read More»
Give up smoking and keep your weight down!
These are difficult to do especially in combination. You will however benefit from better cartilage healing and a lower rate of wear of your remaining cartilage. Use an exercise bike for half an hour twice a day with minimal resistance. This helps the cartilage that lines your joint. Read More»