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Procedure to fix damaged cartilage in ankle joint?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Depends

sometimes the damaged bone is drilled, sometimes it is replaced with cartiledge it really depends on the scenerio.

In brief: Depends

sometimes the damaged bone is drilled, sometimes it is replaced with cartiledge it really depends on the scenerio.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Arthroscopy

A surgeon can explore your ankle and fix defects this way.
How do you know it is damaged?

In brief: Arthroscopy

A surgeon can explore your ankle and fix defects this way.
How do you know it is damaged?
Dr. Scott Welker
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Multiple

Procedures to surgically address cartilage damage can involve abrasion chondroplasty, in which the defect is debrided and drilled to initiate a vascular response in hope of growing new cartilage like tissue in the area; cartilage implantation in which cartilage can be harvested, grown in lab and rein planted in defect; ankle replacement, ankle fusion.
Discuss with a specialist.

In brief: Multiple

Procedures to surgically address cartilage damage can involve abrasion chondroplasty, in which the defect is debrided and drilled to initiate a vascular response in hope of growing new cartilage like tissue in the area; cartilage implantation in which cartilage can be harvested, grown in lab and rein planted in defect; ankle replacement, ankle fusion.
Discuss with a specialist.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry
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In brief: The fix is in.

This all depends on the extent of the damage and just how one defines "fix".
Consult with a specialist who treats damaged cartilage.

In brief: The fix is in.

This all depends on the extent of the damage and just how one defines "fix".
Consult with a specialist who treats damaged cartilage.
Dr. Scott Keith
Dr. Scott Keith
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