Treatment of Cartilage Damage
Management Cartilage Damage
If there is damage on both sides of the joint the knee will need to be managed according to knee arthritis.
If there is an isolated cartilage lesion surgery may be beneficial.
- Chondroitin Sulphate (from sharks)
- Viscosupplements (from roosters combs)
Surgical Options - we are still trying to work out the best and most reliable technique.
- OATS - Osteochondral plugs
- Cartilage Transplantation eg MACI
More information please visit www.orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00422