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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with degenerative cartilage defects

From: Treatment of focal degenerative cartilage defects with polymer-based autologous chondrocyte grafts: four-year clinical results

Characteristic Patient data
Gender Female (n = 8), male (n = 11)
Age, years 35 (range 25–50)
Height, cm 173 (range 162–184)
Weight, kg 75 (range 57–100)
Body mass index 25 (range 19–34)
Kellgren-Lawrence score 2 (n = 10) 3 (n = 9)
Defect size of 1st lesion, cm2 4 (range 2–6)
Outerbridge classification of 1st lesion IV (n = 19)
Localization of 1st lesion Medial femoral condyle (n = 14) Lateral femoral condyle (n = 2) Patella (n = 3)
2nd lesion n = 4
Defect size of 2nd lesion, cm2 3 (range 2–4)
Outerbridge classification of 2nd lesion IV (n = 4)
Localization of 2nd lesion Medial femoral condyle (n = 1) Trochlea (n = 3)
Concomitant surgeries High tibial osteotomy (n = 5) Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (n = 4)
Previous surgical procedures High tibial osteotomy (n = 5) Shaving (n = 10) Abrasion arthroplasty (n = 4), Microfracture/drilling (n = 1) Meniscectomy (n = 6) Anterior cruciate ligament/collateral ligament reconstruction (n = 7)