Cartilage restoration is a cutting-edge procedure aimed at repairing and regenerating damaged cartilage in joints. Dr. Jonathan Gelber offers this surgical technique to individuals suffering from joint pain and limited mobility caused by damaged or torn cartilage. However, he only recommends surgery if all other options fail to yield the desired results.
What Is Cartilage Restoration?
Cartilage restoration addresses the debilitating effects of damaged or degenerated cartilage within the body’s joints. Cartilage, a smooth, flexible tissue, acts as a cushion between bones, allowing for smooth joint movement. However, injuries, arthritis, or wear and tear can lead to cartilage damage. Cartilage restoration techniques, such as microfracture, autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI), and osteochondral autograft transfer (OAT), repair, regenerate, or replace damaged cartilage, helping you regain mobility and alleviate joint discomfort.
Conditions That May Necessitate Cartilage Restoration:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Cartilage injuries
- Sports-related joint trauma
- Osteochondritis dissecans
- Avascular necrosis
- Chondromalacia patellae
- Joint degeneration
- Ligament tears
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Other forms of cartilage damage
The Recovery Process After Cartilage Restoration
After cartilage restoration, you can expect side effects like temporary pain, swelling, and limited mobility. Your recovery will depend on the type and extent of the procedure, ranging from a few weeks to months. Physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises are crucial in regaining strength and joint function. Dr. Gelber will provide detailed aftercare guidelines to support recovery and help you reclaim optimal mobility. Please give your body the time it needs to recover.
Consult Dr. Gelber Today
Dr. Jonathan Gelber is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon dedicated to your orthopedic well-being. He takes the time to understand your condition and formulate a personalized plan for your treatment and recovery. He aims to return you to an active lifestyle, ensuring you receive the best care and guidance throughout your cartilage restoration journey. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gelber to take the first step towards a pain-free, more active future.