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Cartilage Replacement

What is the Articular Cartilage?

Articular or hyaline cartilage is the tissue that covers bone surface of the knee which helps in smooth interaction between the two bones in the knee joint. It has less capacity to repair by itself because there is no direct blood supply to cartilage.

What is Cartilage Replacement?

Cartilage replacement is a surgical procedure performed to replace the worn-out cartilage with new cartilage. 

Indications for Cartilage Replacement

It is usually performed to treat small areas of cartilage damage usually caused by sports or traumatic injuries. It is not indicated if you have advanced arthritis of the knee. 

Cartilage Replacement Procedure

Cartilage replacement helps relieve pain, restore normal function, and can delay or prevent the onset of arthritis. The goal of the cartilage replacement procedures is to stimulate the growth of new hyaline cartilage. Various arthroscopic procedures involved in cartilage replacement include:

Following cartilage replacement, your doctor may recommend physical therapy to help restore mobility to the affected joint.

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