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The tough yet elastic tissue that covers the ends of bones in the knee is called articular cartilage. Working in tandem with meniscal cartilage, articular cartilage acts as a shock absorber for the knee, allowing the joint to withstand the day-to-day pressures of walking, running, sitting and standing.
Like meniscal cartilage, articular cartilage can become damaged through the trauma of injury or as a result of the wear and tear that occurs over a lifetime.
Orthopaedic surgeons at the Rush CRC® have a full range of options at their disposal to help patients maintain – or regain – the active lifestyles they value.
The Rush CRC offers several options for regeneration and repair of damaged articular cartilage, starting with methods for repairing early, localized damage – called focal chondral defects. These methods include:
Arthroscopic debridement and microfracture – Aided by a small camera…
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