Treatment options for cartilage defects
Knee cartilage damage is a typical injury in sports. Activities with high axial and rotation forces as in skiing, jumping or go-stop sports may damage the cartilage of the joints. Cartilage defects also occur after ACL or meniscus defects, when not repaired. Injuries are treated individually according to the patient’s weight, load profile and static axis. Various methods in regenerative medicine have been established in recent years:
Arthroscopic procedures for cartilage repair:
Surgical treatment of cartilage is still evolving. Repairing a damaged cartilage is challenging. However, good results with new methods are encouraging.