mosaicplasty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mosaic +‎ -plasty

Noun[edit]

mosaicplasty (plural mosaicplasties)

  1. (surgery) The harvesting and transplanting of many small cylindrical osteochondral plugs from the less weight-bearing periphery of the patellofemoral area and inserting them into drilled tunnels in the defective section of cartilage
    • 2015 July 30, “Cold Atmospheric Plasma Modified Electrospun Scaffolds with Embedded Microspheres for Improved Cartilage Regeneration”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0134729:
      Following this logic, multiple treatment options including microfracture, mosaicplasty, and autologous chondrocyte implantation have been explored [3 ].