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Is there any surgery to replace cartilage in my knee to alleviate pain and swelling?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alberto Abrebaya
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Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cassandra Lee
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