Cartilage Transplant Now A Common, Viable Option

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Young people with damaged joint cartilage from a sports injury, car accident, disease, chemotherapy, arthritis or other causes may benefit from osteochondral allograft surgery when nonsurgical medical treatment isn’t enough.

For people with mild to moderate joint problems, a variety of medications, physical therapy, lifestyle changes or other front-line options may bring relief.

When conservative treatments aren’t sufficient, allograft surgery can repair knee, shoulder and ankle joints by replacing damaged or missing cartilage with healthy transplanted human cartilage or bone.

The full article is located at UT San Diego


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