A 53-year-old male asked:
is there any surgery to replace cartilage in my knee to alleviate pain and swelling?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Alberto Abrebaya answered
29 years experience Podiatry
Allografts: Many forms of regenerative allografts are currently available in lieu of the common meniscectomy poor long term success. The long term outcomes from meniscal allografts are yet inconclusive.
Answered on Dec 28, 2014
Dr. Cassandra Lee answered
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: There are cartilage surgeries such as microfracture (breaking tiny holes in your bone to form scar cartilage), allograft (bone/cartilage from donor tissue), juvenile particulate cartilage (allograft cartilage from young donor tissue), or autologous chondrocyte implantation (your own cartilage, grown in lab and reimplanted). Maybe total knee replacement. Speak w/surgeon to see if u r candidate.
Answered on Sep 17, 2013
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