Rejuvenative procedures include those where existing tissue is restored to a more normal state, such as where a torn meniscal cartilage is trimmed (arthroscopy) and / or sutured back into place (meniscal repair) arthroscopically, or where loose damaged patella cartilage is tidied up and tight lateral retinacular bands tilting the patella excessively are released arthroscopically (lateral release), or where missing tissue such as articular cartilage lining the bones is replaced (cartilage transplant) or substituted (microfracture) or meniscal cartilage between the bones is replaced (meniscal transplant).
The knee sometimes develops injuries to the rubbery shock absorption c-shaped disks of meniscal cartilage between the two main bones of the knee (femur, tibia) or to ...Read More
There are two shock absorbing c-shaped disks of meniscal cartilage between the two main bones of the knee (femur, tibia), they are semi-mobile and are referred to as the medial ...Read More
The meniscus is a semi lunar wedge shaped fibrocartilaginous structure which plays an important role in many functions of the knee including load transmission, shock ...Read More
Where patients have an area of articular (hyaline) cartilage missing from the load bearing surfaces of the knee, this chondral (cartilage) ulcer or defect can result ...Read More
The anterior compartment of the knee is largely made up of the patellofemoral joint where the knee cap (patella) glides up and down a groove shaped part of the front of the femur (trochlea) ...Read More
Articular cartilage covers the ends of the bones in the knee joint including the back of the patella (knee cap), bottom of the femur and top of the tibia and when healthy is a firm ...Read More