Our doctors are at the forefront of cartilage restoration and joint rejuvenation. See what we can do for you here!
Currently we are using stem cells when patients are trying to avoid surgical intervention. Stem cells are the newest technology that are thought to help regenerate cells by providing the precursor cells that then become cartilage. We are at the forefront of stem cell usage.
Gel injections may not be the main treatment for you, but it is always an option if you are trying to avoid surgery. Let us know if you are interested in gel injections at your visit
Amniotic Tissue Injections
At the leading edge of research means we have access to the newest technologies for cartilage rejuvenation. Ask about placental tissue injections in our ever expanding non operative treatment options.
PRP is formally known as platelet rich protein. PRP injections are made with your own blood by placing it in a machine that extracts the growth promoting factors to help cartilage heal. In theory, these high doses of concentrated proteins help heal cartilage.
Cartilage Replacement Surgery
In select cases of full thickness cartilage tears, we offer the cutting edge surgeries repairing large defects. Using grafts and bone plugs with cartilage caps, we are able to restore the joint to improve kinematics. Think of it as a pothole in a road- every time you drive over it you feel the bump. The same principle applies to the knee. If you have a large cartilage defect, you feel it when you bend the knee. We provide all treatments for surgical cartilage restoration. Cartilage Restoration Procedures Performed: ACI Microfracture Osteochondral Allograft OATS