Novocart vs Microfracture for Cartilage Damage in the Knee - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
If you choose to join this study, you will:
- Be randomized (like flipping a coin) into Group 1 or Group 2
-- Group 1 will have an implant made from your own knee cartilage and placed in your knee to fix the damage
-- Group 2 will have the injured cartilage removed and have a clot made in your knee to fix the cartilage (standard of care)
- Complete 13 follow up visits over 5 years
- Complete questionnaires about your knee and health
Cartilage Damage in the Knee
Who Can Participate in the Study?
Have cartilage damage like 'pothole' in the knee (osteochondral defect (OCD))
Have had poor results from past treatment
No significant arthritis
What is Involved?
We are doing this study to show that making implants from cartilage cells is better than removing the cartilage and making a clot to treat knee cartilage with a 'pothole' in it.