The Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush University strives to provide the most current treatment to patients with damage to their knee while also pioneering future therapies. This is accomplished through a three pronged approach of remaining up to date on all current surgical procedures, publishing clinical outcomes on procedures being performed, and performing bench research for translational changes to affect future patient care. The staff regularly gives lectures internationally on cartilage related topics and aids in teaching other clinicians these methods. Similarly, the center is committed to determine the best way to care for patients, and one way to do this is work on improving the methods that we have to offer patients through applying the scientific method. This section contains active topics we are investigating, prior publications in the field, as well as information on our year long research fellowship dedicated to furthering cartilage restoration basic science knowledge.