Articular cartilage injuries are extremenly common. To understand the natural history of cartilage injuries and also be able to compare cartilage repair techniques, the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) has developed an injury evaluation scoring system and a Visual Histological Scoring System for cartilage repair techniques.


References

http://www.cartilage.org/_files/contentmanagement/ICRS_evaluation.pdf

http://www.ecmjournal.org/journal/supplements/vol004supp01/pdf/v004supp01a10.pdf