TABLE III MOCART (Magnetic Resonance Observation of Cartilage Repair Tissue)
VariablePoints
Degree of defect repair and filling of defect
 Complete20
 Hypertrophy15
 Incomplete
  ≥50% of adjacent cartilage10
  <50% of adjacent cartilage5
 Subchondral bone exposed0
Repair tissue structure
 Homogeneous5
 Inhomogeneous0
Repair tissue surface
 Intact10
 Damaged
  <50% depth of repair tissue5
  ≥50% depth of repair tissue (or total degeneration)0
Repair tissue signal intensity
 Dual T2 fast spin echo
  Isointense15
  Moderately hyperintense5
  Markedly hyperintense0
 3D gradient echo fat-suppressed
  Isointense15
  Moderately hypointense5
  Markedly hypointense0
Peripheral integration to the border zone
 Complete15
 Incomplete
  Demarcating border seen10
  Defect visible
   <50% length of repair tissue5
   ≥50% length of repair tissue0
Subchondral lamina
 Intact5
 Not intact0
Subchondral bone
 Intact5
 Not intact0
Adhesions
 No5
 Yes0
Effusions
 No5
 Yes0
Total100