Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Physician Reviews the Latest in Cartilage-Regeneration
Loss of cartilage in the knee whether you're a weekend warrior, professional athlete or aging adult can be a painful experience. Typically, a knee replacement is the most common and highly effective procedure, but artificial knees may wear out over time. Researchers are now investigating cartilage-regeneration methods to find alternate treatment options.
As cited in a recent article by American Way, Dr. Brian Cole, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush sports medicine specialist and section head of the Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL discusses one cartilage-regeneration approach called microfracture. During this procedure, tiny holes are drilled into the bone beneath the area where the cartilage loss occurs to encourage primitive stem cells to form new cartilage.
For more on Dr. Cole and Rush Researchers Studying Stem Cell Therapy to Repair Damaged Knee Cartilage, visit www.rush.edu
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