Current Approaches to Cartilage Repair

Current Approaches to Cartilage Repair

Hyaline cartilage is the name of the tough, flexible tissue that serves as a cushion for bones at joints, preventing them from rubbing against each other during physical activity. When hyaline cartilage is damaged as a result of trauma or gradual wear and tear normal movement of the joint can become limited and patients can experience severe pain as bones begin to grind against each other. Both can lead to disability over time.

Unfortunately, damage to cartilage is not readily repaired by the body. That’s because cartilage unlike most tissues in the body doesn’t have its own blood supply to bathe damaged tissue and provide factors promoting regeneration. National Institute of Health (NIH) division National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

How can you resolve this? By concentrating what is deficient for repair from a small amount of patients blood called Platelet Rich Plasma “PRP”, or from a fat graft (adipose) called Lipogems regenerative cell therapy we can deliver the needed growth factors or cushion, repair and replace damaged tissues with pin point accuracy.

Can an OptimumJoint traditional or regenerative medical procedure help me? To find out if you might be a candidate for an OptimumJoint medical treatment procedure, complete our Optimum Joint Procedure Candidate Form online.

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