Articular Cartilage Treatment

Articular Cartilage Treatment

When a patient is diagnosed with articular cartilage damage, or a defect, it is important to address the injury and treat the condition so that further progression does not occur. Articular cartilage is a very important component of a healthy knee joint. It is a fibrous substance that covers the ends of the bones and is what allows for a fluid, smooth, painless motion of the knee. When a patient has articular cartilage damage, either from a previous injury, overuse, or trauma to the knee, they will experience pain, swelling, and periods of weakness in the knee. Over time, this process will continue to progress and eventually lead to a complete loss of cartilage down to the bone. When this happens, a diseases known as osteoarthritis becomes present. This continues to cause progressive symptoms of knee pain and stiffness.

Large Tibial Tunnel on CT Scan for Failed ACLR

There are a variety of treatment options available to address articular cartilage damage. Dr. Amit is an expert in articular cartilage treatment and offers the following techniques:

  • Osteochondral Autograft Transfers
  • Osteoarticular Allografts
  • Microfracture Surgery of the Knee 
  • Why choose Kneecares for your Articular Cartilage Treatment

    The preservation of meniscal tissue is now understood to be extremely important, and we make every attempt to use advanced surgical techniques and a carefully constructed rehabilitation program to gain successful results. Our extensive experience with this procedure enables us to be very aggressive in our efforts to save the mensicus, especially in young patients and highly competitive athletes

    Patients who elect to come to our Center for treatment of previously failed knee ligament operations may be assured that our staff has exceptional experience in handling all of the decisions and issues involved with such complex cases.
    Although the success rate is lower for complex meniscus tears (80%) compared to simple meniscus tears (98%), we feel it is worth the time and effort to try to save this vital structure. Otherwise, most of the meniscus would have to be removed, which often leads to arthritis and serious future problems.

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