ONE is on the Leading Edge of Bio-Orthopaedics
As the region’s largest Orthopaedic practice, Ortho NorthEast is committed to providing the most comprehensive treatment options. The new Cartilage Restoration Center (CRC) is an exclusive Center of Excellence that provides alternatives to joint replacement surgery. ONE physicians are skilled in a wide range of procedures that offer relief to those who have an injury or joint deterioration that causes pain, swelling, loss of motion and other symptoms. Cartilage restoration therapy is considered ideal for patients under the age of 50 who are seeking to delay or avoid joint replacement and maintain active lifestyles.
Joe Cockrell’s knee was damaged from years of wear and tear, and the pain was so bad he could barely walk. Dr. Brett Gemlick performed an advanced microfracture procedure that helped trigger the production of new cartilage in Joe’s knee and got him on his feet again. Matt Dawson was just 21 years old when he seriously injured his knee and was at risk for developing arthritis. Luckily, Matt sought the help of the physicians at Ortho NorthEast who were able to reattach Matt’s cartilage and prevent him from suffering from a lifetime of knee problems. To learn more about the experiences of Joe and Matt, click here.
The Cartilage Restoration Center combines leading cartilage repair techniques in a subspecialty that includes all major joints: knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and ankle. Procedures currently offered include:
Microfracture surgery — a minimally invasive procedure that encourages the growth of new cartilage
OATS (Osteoarticular autograft transfer system) — a transfer of healthy hyaline cartilage to the site of damaged articular cartilage (Patient’s own cartilage)
Osteoarticular allograft — replaces damaged cartilage and encourages new cartilage growth (donor cartilage)
Cartilage transplant — replaces cartilage defects with new cartilage cells to help restore normal joint function
Meniscus transplant — replaces the damaged meniscus “cushion” of cartilage with donor cartilage
Viscosupplementation — an injection of a thick fluid to help cushion the joint, provide lubrication and encourage cartilage growth