CaReS®-1S is indicated for a wide range of cartilage defects:


  • Focal, full-layer cartilage defects (knee and ankle) with preserved cartilage shoulder
  • ICRS-classification 3 and 4
  • Defects without and with involvement of the subchondrale bone lamella (at osteochondral  defects the bone has to be rebuild to form a stable foundation)
  • Defect size: up to 8 cm
  • Age: 18 – 60 (but: depending of the biological age of the joint)
  • BMI < 35
  • Osteochondrosis dissecans


  • The meniscus may be resected up to one third
  • Stable joint (no untreated ligament injuries)
  • Leg deformity <5o



  • Generalized Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammatory diseases (rheumatism, articular gout)
  • Chronic infection diseasses