Joint and Cartilage Preservation

Cartilage is a strong yet flexible tissue that plays a key role in cushioning joints and facilitating fluid movement. Essentially, cartilage serves as a joint’s shock absorber. However, because
cartilage does not have its own blood supply, it cannot heal once it is damaged. Potentially debilitating symptoms may develop if the cartilage that lines joint endings begins to wear away as a result of injury, disease, or the body’s natural aging process. COSMC performs several types of joint preservation and restoration techniques to help sustain optimal joint function and promote mobility, including:

  • Micro fracture drilling
  • Osteochondral autograft and allograft (OATS)
  • Matrix-associated chondrocyte implantation
  • Tibial osteotom

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