• Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
    Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

    Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

  • Hip Resurfacing
    Hip Resurfacing

    Hip Resurfacing

  • Revision Hip/knee Replacement
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    Revision Hip/knee Replacement

  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
    Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement

    Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement

  • Partial Knee Replacement
    Partial Knee Replacement

    Partial Knee Replacement

  • Knee Arthroscopy
    Knee Arthroscopy

    Knee Arthroscopy

  • Rapid Recovery and Outpatient Joint Replacement
    Rapid Recovery and Outpatient Joint Replacement

    Rapid Recovery and Outpatient Joint Replacement

  • Non-operative Treatment for Hip and Knee Pain
    Non-operative Treatment for Hip and Knee Pain

    Non-operative Treatment for Hip and Knee Pain

Cartilage Injuries

Cartilage lines the bony surfaces in a joint. Its main function is to reduce wear and act as a cushion to help in the distribution of forces within a joint. It can become damaged through an injury or a predisposing factor such as lower limb mal-alignment.

Treatment

Acute injury: It is dependent on the extent of injury. If a cartilage flap is impinging within the joint than the flap can be shaved back, if the flap has detached with a bony fragment then this can be fixed back onto the joint surface. If the cartilage has detached alone then ‘micro fracture’ can be performed to stimulate the bone to produce a form of fibrocartilage. These procedures can be performed via keyhole surgery.

Cartilage regeneration techniques can also be used like host cell implantation (ACI/MACI) or synthetic substitutes. Your post-operative rehabilitation will be tailored to your specific requirement following surgery. These techniques are performed via a mini-open techniques depending upon where the cartilage defect is present.

Risks of surgery include; infection, bleeding, pain, stiffness, nerve and vessel damage, thrombosis, recurrence of symptoms, anesthetic risks and need for further surgery. The risks of surgery are very low and you would not be offered the surgery unless the benefits outweigh the risks.


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