Cartilage Repair – Description
A cartilage operation is a procedure designed to correct cartilage damage, most commonly articular cartilage damage of the knee.
Increasing numbers of people are engaging in higher impact and ever more adventurous forms of sport and extreme activities. These activities place great stress, strain and wear on the articular cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons of the knee. With early intervention is it is often possible to prevent severe and degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis. We are also able to use minimally invasive intervention methods such as keyhole surgery to rectify and repair the damage.
Whilst increasingly this condition is caused by sporting injuries, it is not exclusively the case and severe trauma or wear and tear over time can also result in damaged cartilage.
Before and After Arthroscopic Microfracture for Repair of Knee Cartilage
Arthroscopic image comparing a patients damaged cartilage before key hole knee surgery and again six months after the repair has been carried out.
This minimally invasive procedure demonstrates the resulting smooth surface and the extent that the damage has been repaired.
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