Knee Cartilage Restoration Benefits Middle-Aged Patients

kneeScienceDaily (2016-03-04)—Reports on cartilage restoration procedures have come mostly concerning patients ages 30 and younger. Two new studies, however, are the first to explore the effects of three specific knee cartilage restoration procedures in patients older than 40. The three techniques involved using three different types of plugs to fill damaged areas in the knees. All three plugs—synthetic, donor cartilage, or the patient’s own cartilage from another part of the body—performed similarly well. Read more

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