Cartilage is a flexible connective tissue that provides structure and cushioning to joints such as your knee. When cartilage becomes damaged through sport or injury, the resulting pain can be debilitating. Fortunately, cartilage repair treatments can relieve your pain, improve function, restore quality of life and slow the progression of osteoarthritis. Cartilage transplants, are not for everyone. Typically, the best candidates are young, healthy people with healthy tissue and a stable joint who have sustained a traumatic injury that is an isolated problem. For those patients, cartilage repair can help them avoid premature arthritis and disability.
What are the treatment for Cartilage Transplant?
We can perform knee cartilage repair on two types of cartilage?meniscus cartilage, the shock absorber found between the joint bones, and articular cartilage, the layer of cartilage found along the ends of the bones. Without performing a transplant, injuries to these cartilage pieces may, over time, lead to full-blown arthritis. There are different treatments depending on condition which Dr.Kevin yip will advise during the consultation, if there is a need for a treatment or surgery. For an appointment with Dr.Kevin yip please call +65 6471 2691(24hours)