Cartilage Repair and Transplantation
Joint pain and dysfunction are often caused by damaged or lost cartilage. Injuries, inflammation, wear and repetitive use can destroy the cartilage cushion between the bones in joints, resulting in friction, reduced fluidity and pain with movement. Cartilage will not regenerate on its own, as it requires treatment, repair or replacement to preserve natural joint function. Jonathan Glashow, MD, Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine offers advanced methods of cartilage repair and transplantation at our medical facility in UES New York City.
Dr. Glashow is a top-ranked orthopedic surgeon who uses advanced technology and techniques for his orthopedic practice. Whenever possible, Dr. Glashow recommends minimally-invasive treatments for patients, including options for joint preservation and cartilage restoration. Dr. Glashow and our orthopedic specialists utilize cutting-edge medicine to restore cartilage or arthroscopic options to repair damage. When cartilage is too thin or damaged to be repaired with amniotic fluid, bone marrow, abrasion or drilling treatments, transplantation may be an option.
Cartilage Transplantation Surgery
When cartilage is too damaged or thin to repair, one method of preserving joint function is cartilage transplantation surgery. This method involves harvesting cartilage from other joints in the body to graft or transplant to the affected joint. This is a complex procedure that requires extensive skill and expertise to perform. Dr. Glashow and his medical team are among the top orthopedic specialists in the country and are trusted by top professional athletes and referring physicians for their experience in orthopedic joint repairs.
Deteriorating joint function and pain caused by damaged or lost cartilage can restrict your mobility and reduce your quality of life. To explore options in joint preservation and cartilage repair or transplantation, contact our team at Jonathan Glashow, MD, Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine. We offer cartilage repair and transplantation at our state-of-the-art medical facility in NYC’s Upper East Side.