A cartilage transplant is an effective way to reduce pain and improve joint function. We were the first to perform cartilage cell transplants in 1997, and continue to help active people every day. We offer cartilage transplants for the knees and shoulders.
Damaged cartilage in your knees can lead to arthritis. There are two types of cartilage that typically need repair:
- Meniscus cartilage, the shock absorber found between your joint bones
- Articular cartilage, the layer of cartilage found along the ends of your bones
In your shoulder, we can use donor cartilage around the shoulder cup and ball. This provides cushioning, which can help eliminate pain and bring back a wider range of motion. It's performed arthroscopically, meaning it’s done with only tiny incisions and a small camera, resulting in less trauma to the area and a much faster recovery time.
It’s important to note that cartilage transplants aren’t for everyone. They often work best on people who are young, in good health and have cartilage issues due to an injury. Talk with your doctor to find out if a cartilage transplant is right for you.