By Christopher R. Hood Jr., DPM, AACFAS

The microfracture procedure results in the surgeon debriding the lesion, often arthroscopically, and then placing multiple holes in the cartilage and subchondral bone plate.

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By Kristine Hoffman, DPM

Urea has long been an effective and safe treatment modality for numerous dermatologic disorders. The use of urea for the management of damaged, devitalized, dystrophic and mycotic nails is well documented.

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By Michael H. Theodoulou, DPM, FACFAS

Given the challenges of addressing lower extremity cartilage injuries, this author offers a thorough review of the literature on microfracture repair, osteochondral allograft transfer system (OATS) procedures and autologous chondrocyte implantation, and assesses the potential of newer allogeneic materials.

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