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Is There Such Thing As Artificial Cartilage To Replace The Cartilage In My Knee
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
Are there injections available to replace worn cartilage in the wrist? I ask because i've heard of something like that for knees.
Yes ; No: The answer to your question is more complex than you may think. It depends on the extent of damage and that has to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in knees. ...Read more
Is artificial cartilage going to be an option for patellofemoral syndrome & otherjoint problems soon? I am in pt for my grinding knees but am curious
Cartilage transplant: Has been studies to a small degree. Most of the procedures end up developing fibrocartilage as opposed to hyaline cartilage which is a better tissue type. There may be some promise with stem cell studies, but there are risks associated with this as well. Maybe another physician on the site is performing research that has more information. ...Read more
Knee cartilage probl: It is difficult to increase cartilage tissue in the knee. The best you can do is to protect your knees and stop jogging. Use exercises that do not impact the knees. See your physician for an examination to determine the exact cause and to recommend treatment for your condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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