Cartilage Replacement at Medical City Frisco

The orthopedic surgeons and joint specialists at Medical City Frisco's Joint Restoration Institute now have the ability to restore and replace hip and knee joints using advanced technologies and surgical techniques that preserve and enhance natural hip joint and knee joint cartilage. Instead of traditional hip replacement surgery or knee replacement surgery using artificial plastic and metal joints, it is now possible to replace damaged cartilage with viable, living cartilage, thereby restoring and resurfacing joints to a normal state.

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Conditions Treated With Cartilage Replacement at Medical City Frisco

Cartilage replacement can be beneficial for patients whose painful joints are caused by:

  • Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a condition in which the joint cartilage has eroded or worn away completely, leaving bone to rub on bone
  • Aseptic necrosis, also called avascular necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis, is the death of bone tissue caused by a lack of blood supply

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Who is a Candidate for Cartilage Replacement?

Patients who have been diagnosed with at least one of the conditions listed above and who have been told they need a hip replacement or knee replacement may benefit from cartilage replacement.

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