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|1. (WO2001030276) SYSTEM FOR CORRECTING CARTILAGE DEFECTS USING A CARTILAGE SUBSTITUTE STRUCTURE|
|Title:||SYSTEM FOR CORRECTING CARTILAGE DEFECTS USING A CARTILAGE SUBSTITUTE STRUCTURE|
The invention relates to a cartilage substitute structure (1) which uses anchor elements (2) that penetrate into the bone and are fixed therein by means of friction, clamping or a positive-fit, in order to ensure that said cartilage substitute structure (1) is fixed in a mechanically secure manner. This type of anchoring process allows the connection between the bone and the cartilage substitute structure (1) to optionally remain open, thus making it suitable for the transfer of cells from the bone marrow into the cartilage substitute structure (1).