All the following are accepted methods of surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee joint except
|A||Arthroscopic debridement of the joint|
|B||Myoplasty to cover up the degenerated cartilage|
|C||Transplantation with fresh cadaver osteochondral allografts|
|D||Proximal tibial osteotomy|
Myoplasty to cover up the degenerated cartilage
a. Osteoarthritis of the knee may cause symptoms ranging from mild to disabling. Surgical management methods include surgical debridement of the OA knee which includes synovectomy, excision of osteophytes and removal of loose bodies etc.
b. Osteochondral lesions in the knee were filled with osteochondral allografts obtained from cadavers by Myers but the success rate was only 30%. Autologous chondrocyte transplantation is also being attempted.
c. Proximal tibial osteoteomies to redistribute the weight bearing stresses within the joint are done quite routinely