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Has anyone had arthroscopic surgery for articular cartilage repairing?
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Certainly
I haven't had it done to myself, but the surgery is often performed on new cartilage tears where we can put back the piece that has torn or broken off.
We often fix them with absorbable screws that the body will take away over time. The articular cartilage is not very forgiving, so a damaged portion of cartilage is often permanently damaged. In those cases, there are transplantation options.

In brief: Certainly
I haven't had it done to myself, but the surgery is often performed on new cartilage tears where we can put back the piece that has torn or broken off.
We often fix them with absorbable screws that the body will take away over time. The articular cartilage is not very forgiving, so a damaged portion of cartilage is often permanently damaged. In those cases, there are transplantation options.
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