Zero handicap:
chondrotissue®, the implant for cartilage injuries in the knee, ankle, and hip.


Marrow stimulating techniques such as microfracturing or Pridie drilling are frequently used to treat cartilage defects.

Though they might help for very small defects without weight-bearing, clinical outcomes have shown that they are ineffective for the treatment of medium to bigger defects in the long term follow-up. They lead to fibrous repair tissue that will degenerate again under the effect of compression and shear forces.

1- Bone marrow stimulation

2- Bleeding an cell migration

3- Formation of a fibrous repair tissue

Thus, a stable 3D scaffold is needed to:   

1 – correct disturbed biomechanical forces in the defect area (capping effect)
2 – home and keep in place migrating mesenchymal stem and progenitor cells
3 – trigger the formation of hyaline-like cartilage

1a - Einsatz von chondrotissue®

2a - Migration von Stamm-und Vorläuferzellen in das chondrotissue®

3a - Bildung von hyalinartigem Reparaturgewebe

By covering the defect area with chondrotissue® after bone marrow stimulating methods, mesenchymal stem and progenitor cells migrate into and remain in the scaffold. Cells find an optimal stable 3D environment to form hyaline-like repair tissue.

The application of chondrotissue® improves the results obtained after standard bone marrow stimulation techniques.