Cartilage Repair Strategies of Today and Tomorrow

09.19.2008 - By Focus on Sports Medicine

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Guest: Riley J. Williams III, MD

Host: Sherwin Ho, MD

The latest cartilage repair strategies can restore cartilage in the knees of athletes who one time would have had their career ended by their injuries. Dr. Riley Williams, associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Medical College and director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair at the Hospital for Special Surgery, both in New York, talks with host Dr. Sherwin Ho about different techniques for repairing cartilage. What are the trade-offs between procedures that use the patient's own tissue, donor tissue, or biologics? Find out how today's autologous chondrocyle implantation procedure provides better results than its predecessors, and discover what the future holds for tissue repair.

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