Scientific data and clinical evidence are of utmost importance to us. Scientific publications of special interest in the field of Episealer implants are presented below.



Clinical publications

*Moewis, P., et al., Patient‑specific resurfacing implant knee surgery in subjects with early osteoarthritis results in medial pivot and lateral femoral rollback during flexion: a retrospective pilot study. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 2021 (full publication)

*Al‑Bayati, M., et al., Good subjective outcome and low risk of revision surgery with a novel customized metal implant for focal femoral chondral lesions at a follow‑up after a minimum of 5 years. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 2021 (full publication)

*Holz, J., et al., Treatment of an osteochondral lesion of the talus with a novel patient-specific metallic implant: A case report with 5-year follow-up and review of the literature. Foot & Ankle Surgery: Techniques, Reports & Cases 2021 (full publication)

*Mini-Review on Mini-Metal Implants for Focal Cartilage Lesions
Holz J., Ilg A., Kaiser R., Schneider S., Mini-Review on Mini-Metal Implants for Focal Cartilage Lesions, Clinics in Surgery, EPubl 2021 (full publication)

* Ryd L., et al., Patient-Specific Implants for Focal Cartilage Lesions in The Knee:  Implant Survivorship Analysis up to Seven Years Post-Implantation. Surg Technol Int. 2020 Dec 28;38. (full publication)

* Martinez-Carranza, N., et al., Successful Treatment of Femoral Chondral Lesions with a Novel Customized Metal Implant at Midterm Follow-Up. Cartilage, 2020. (full publication)

* Holz, J., et al., Patient‑specific metal implants for focal chondral and osteochondral lesions in the knee; excellent clinical results at 2 years. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 2020. (full publication)

* Lind, M., Outcomes after small knee implants – What do we know? Presented at: European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress; May 9-12, 2018; Glasgow, United Kingdom.

* Stålman, A., et al., No implant migration and good subjective outcome of a novel customized femoral resurfacing metal implant for focal chondral lesions. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 2017. (full publication)

* Laursen, J.O., 3-Year Clinical Result of a Customized Metal Mini-Prosthesis for Focal Chondral Lesion in The Knee Of A Formerly Active 31-Year-Old Man. Journal of Exercise, Sports & Orthopedics, 2017. 4(2): p. 1-3. (full publication)


Pre-clinical publications

* Schell, H., Zimpfer, E., Schmidt-Bleek, K. et al., Treatment of osteochondral defects: chondrointegration of metal implants improves after hydroxyapatite coating. Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 2019. (abstract)

* Martinez-Carranza, N., et al., Cartilage Health in Knees Treated with Metal Resurfacing Implants or Untreated Focal Cartilage Lesions: A Preclinical Study in Sheep. Cartilage, 2017. (abstract)

* Ryd, L., The mini-metal concept for treating focal chondral lesions and its possible application in athletes. Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal, 2016. July 2016(5): p. 292-295.

* Martinez-Carranza, N., et al., Treatment of full thickness focal cartilage lesions with a metallic resurfacing implant in a sheep animal model, 1 year evaluation. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 2016. 24: p. 484-493. (abstract)

* Martinez-Carranza, N., et al., Fixation of a double-coated titanium-hydroxyapatite focal knee resurfacing implant: A 12-month study in sheep. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 2014. 22(6): p. 836-844. (abstract)

* Sköldenberg, O., et al., Measurement of the migration of a focal knee resurfacing implant with radiostereometry. Acta Orthopaedica, 2014. 85(1): p. 79-83. (abstract)

* Manda, K. and A. Eriksson, Modeling of constrained articular cartilage growth in an intact knee with focal knee resurfacing metal implant. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 2014. 13(3): p. 599-613. (abstract)

* Martinez-Carranza, N., et al., Focal knee resurfacing and effects of surgical precision on opposing cartilage. A pilot study on 12 sheep. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 2013. 21(5): p. 739-745. (abstract)

* Manda, K. and A. Eriksson, Time-dependent behavior of cartilage surrounding a metal implant for full-thickness cartilage defects of various sizes: a finite element study. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 2012. 11(5): p. 731-742. (abstract)

* Manda, K., L. Ryd, and A. Eriksson, Finite element simulations of a focal knee resurfacing implant applied to localized cartilage defects in a sheep model. Journal of Biomechanics, 2011. 44(5): p. 794-801. (abstract)


Fuchs, A., et al., Focal metallic inlay resurfacing prosthesis for the treatment of localized cartilage defects of the femoral condyles: a systematic review of clinical studies. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 2017. (abstract)

Nathwani, D., et al., Partial Resurfacing of the Knee with the BioPoly Implant: Interim Report at 2 Years. JBJS Open Access, 2017. 2(2): p. e0011. (abstract)

Becher, C. and E.B. Cantiller, Focal articular prosthetic resurfacing for the treatment of full-thickness articular cartilage defects in the knee: 12-year follow-up of two cases and review of the literature. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, 2017. 137(9): p. 1307-1317. (abstract)

* Patel, A., et al., Early results of patellofemoral inlay resurfacing arthroplasty using the HemiCap Wave prosthesis. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017. 25(1): p. 2309499017692705. (abstract)

* Laursen, J.O., High mid‑term revision rate after treatment of large, full‑thickness cartilage lesions and OA in the patellofemoral joint using a large inlay resurfacing prosthesis: HemiCAP‑Wave®.Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 2017. (abstract)

* Pascual-Garrido, C., et al., A Comparison of the Outcomes for Cartilage Defects of the Knee Treated With Biologic Resurfacing Versus Focal Metallic Implants. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery, (Sept 2016). (abstract)

* Laursen, J.O., Treatment of full-thickness cartilage lesions and early OA using large condyle resurfacing prosthesis: UniCAP®. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 2016. 24(5): p. 1695-1701. (abstract)

* Laursen, J.O. and M. Lind, Treatment of full-thickness femoral cartilage lesions using condyle resurfacing prosthesis. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 2015: p. 1-6. (abstract)

* Brennan, S.A., et al., Focal femoral condyle resurfacing. Bone & Joint Journal, 2013. 95-B(3): p. 301-304. (abstract)

* Bollars, P., et al., Prosthetic inlay resurfacing for the treatment of focal, full thickness cartilage defects of the femoral condyle: a bridge between biologics and conventional arthroplasty. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 2012. 20(9): p. 1753-1759. (abstract)

* Becher, C., et al., Minimum 5-year results of focal articular prosthetic resurfacing for the treatment of full-thickness articular cartilage defects in the knee. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, 2011. 131(8): p. 1135-1143. (abstract)