Osteochondral autograft transfer system (OATS) is a type of cartilage transfer procedure. Cartilage transfer procedures involve moving healthy cartilage from a non-weight-bearing area of the knee to a damaged area of the cartilage in the knee.
Osteochondral grafting is a method of treating cartilage injuries that expose the underlying bone. An osteochondral allograft is a piece of tissue containing bone and cartilage that is taken from a deceased donor to replace damaged cartilage that lines the ends of bones in a joint.
Cartilage Transplantation, Cartilage Preservation Techniques, Cartilage Cell Implantations, Cartilage Repair and Transplantation
Ligament reconstruction is surgery to reconstruct a torn ligament using a graft or artificial prosthesis. Ligaments are tough, non-stretchable fibers that hold your bones together.
Tendon repair surgery is performed to repair a torn or ruptured tendon and restore normal function and movement to the joint. It is usually performed by arthroscopy. An arthroscope is a thin, pencil-like device fitted with a camera and a light source.
Reduction is a medical procedure performed to repair and fix a fracture or dislocation. Open reduction (OR) involves fixing the fracture fragments or dislocation with open surgery by dissecting the tissues.
Arthroscopic chondroplasty is performed using an arthroscope, a small, fiber-optic instrument consisting of a lens, light source, and video camera. The camera projects images of the inside of the joint onto a large monitor, allowing your surgeon to look for any damage, assess the injury and perform the repair.
Bursectomy is the surgical removal of the bursa, a small fluid-filled sac around the muscles, tendons, and bones of the joints that helps minimize friction and irritation. Bursectomy is usually performed arthroscopically as a minimally invasive procedure.
Arthritis is a condition characterized by the inflammation of one or more joints due to damage to the cartilage tissue in the joints causing pain and disability. Surgery to treat arthritis is called arthritis surgery.
Tenex, also known as percutaneous tenotomy, is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasonic energy to treat chronic tendon pain by the precise targeting and removal of the scar tissue or damaged tissue without the patient having to undergo conventional surgery.
Abrasion arthroplasty is a minimally invasive multiple tissue debridement (removal) procedure performed to stimulate the growth of new healthy cartilage.
Osteochondral defect repair, also known as osteochondral fracture repair, is a surgical method to treat defects due to damaged articular cartilage and underlying bone.
An intra-articular joint injection is a non-surgical procedure used to treat pain and inflammation in your joints. It involves injection of specific therapeutic agents which include corticosteroids, viscosupplements, and blood-derived products into the affected joint