Knee Cartilage Reconstruction: Restoring Mobility and Functionality
Discover comprehensive insights into Knee Cartilage Reconstruction, an advanced solution for restoring knee health. Understand the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and hospital stay associated with this innovative procedure.
Understanding Knee Cartilage Reconstruction: Knee cartilage, vital for smooth joint movement, can deteriorate due to injuries, overuse, or degenerative conditions. Knee Cartilage Reconstruction is a cutting-edge procedure designed to restore damaged cartilage and enhance knee function.
Causes of Cartilage Damage:
- Injuries: Traumatic incidents, such as sports-related impacts or accidents, can lead to cartilage damage.
- Degenerative Conditions: Conditions like osteoarthritis cause gradual cartilage deterioration over time.
- Overuse: Repetitive strain, especially in athletes or individuals with physically demanding routines, can wear down cartilage.
Symptoms of Cartilage Damage:
- Pain: Persistent discomfort, especially during movement or weight-bearing activities.
- Swelling: The knee might become swollen or inflamed due to cartilage damage.
- Stiffness: Difficulty in bending or straightening the knee due to limited joint mobility.
- Catching or Locking Sensation: The knee might experience sensations of catching or locking during movement.
Innovative Treatment Options: 1) Arthroscopic Cartilage Repair: A minimally invasive approach where a small camera (arthroscope) is inserted into the knee joint, allowing the surgeon to visualize and repair the damaged cartilage using specialized tools.
2) Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI): This involves extracting a patient’s healthy cartilage cells, growing them in a lab, and then implanting them back into the damaged area to stimulate cartilage growth.
3) Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation (OATS): Small plugs of healthy cartilage and bone are harvested from non-weight-bearing areas of the knee and transplanted into the damaged area.
Hospital Stay and Recovery:
- The length of hospital stay varies based on the chosen procedure and individual case.
- Arthroscopic procedures generally involve shorter hospital stays.
- Following surgery, a period of rest and rehabilitation is essential for optimal recovery.
- Rehabilitation includes physiotherapy and exercises to restore knee strength and flexibility.
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