High speed metal-like object is used to remove the damaged cartilage. This procedure is performed using an arthroscope.
Cartilage Preservation Techniques
Cartilage preservation techniques can be defined as surgical measures employed to restore deteriorating joint cartilage in order to prevent or delay joint replacement surgery such as knee and hip replacement.
Cartilage Cell Implantations
Cartilage cell implantation is a technique of transplanting healthy cartilage cells to replace damaged cartilage cells and restore normal functioning of the joint. It is usually performed on the knee joint but may also be used to treat the shoulder and ankle joints.
Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
In this method, a piece of healthy cartilage from other site is removed using arthroscopic technique and is cultured in laboratory. Cultured cells form a larger patch which is then implanted in the damaged part by open surgery.
Cartilage Repair and Transplantation
Cartilage cell transplantation is a technique of transplanting healthy cartilage cells to replace damaged cartilage cells. These procedures are recommended for young individuals with a single articular defect. It is usually performed on the knee joint but may also be used to treat the shoulder and ankle joints.
Cartilage microfracture is a surgical procedure performed to replace the worn-out articular cartilage with new cartilage.
Chondroplasty is a surgery to smooth chondral lesions (damaged or degenerated cartilage) of your knee or hip joint that occur due to aging, trauma or a sports injury. Chondroplasty is often combined with Matrix-Induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (MACI).
Intra-Articular Joint Injections
An intra-articular joint injection is a non-surgical procedure used to treat pain and inflammation in your joints. It involves injection of specific therapeutic agents which include corticosteroids, viscosupplements, and blood-derived products into the affected joint.
Knee Cartilage Restoration
Knee cartilage restoration is a surgical technique to repair damaged articular cartilage in the knee joint by stimulating new growth of cartilage or by transplanting cartilage into areas with defects in order to relieve pain and restore normal function to the knee.
Cartilage replacement is a surgical procedure performed to replace the worn-out cartilage with new cartilage.
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