They are named after Kenneth Hampden Pridie (1906-1963), a British surgeon and orthopedist. 1953 he described a technique for opening the bone-marrow-space via fine drillings up to 3mm deep at a distance of several millimeters in order to heal full coat cartilage defects in the knee. Due to the heat generation during the drillings with the development of a necrosis (tissue death) around the drilling location this technique was replaced by micro fracturing. 

Only recently this technique experiences a renaissance due to new drilling techniques.

NOVUM Medicum, 3. Stock Schweinfurter Str. 7 | Würzburg
+49 (0) 931 8 50 54

Parking lots in the underground parking garage and the free parking place:

  • coming from Berliner Ring: Entrance on the left, directly in front of the Shell gas station
  • coming from Europastern B19/B8: Entrance on the right, directly after the Shell gas station

Visiting hours:

After prior arrangement by phone