Microfracture procedures to the knee there are two types of cartilage in the knee meniscus and articular one type of cartilage is the meniscus the knee cartilage lesions is a microfracture procedure when performing a microfracture procedure the surgeon will start by debriding any frayed tissue. Microfracture post operative rehabilitation protocol phase i 0 6 weeks brace patella trochlear lesions brace locked 0 30 with weightbearing unlocked when non weightbearing. Microfracture is an outpatient surgical procedure used to treat damaged areas of cartilage in the knee joint during the procedure a series of deep holes or microfractures are completed into the bone around the area of damaged cartilage. Microfracture is a surgical technique that has been developed to treat chondral defects which are damaged areas of articular cartilage of the knee it is a common procedure used to treat patients with full thickness damage to the articular cartilage that goes all the way down to the bone
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