Dr. Kelly Cunningham and Austin OrthoBiologics is excited to announce a surgical study in the treatment of articular cartilage injuries of the knee with stem cell grafting, the first such single stage procedure offered in the US. The surgery has been offered successfully for over a decade in Europe, now in an FDA-approved study protocol in the United States.
- Articular cartilage is the smooth, white tissue that covers the ends of bones where they come together to form joints. Healthy cartilage in our joints makes it easier to move. It allows the bones to glide over each other with very little friction.
- Articular cartilage can be damaged by injury or normal wear and tear. Because cartilage does not heal itself well, doctors have developed surgical techniques to stimulate the growth of new cartilage. Restoring articular cartilage can relieve pain and allow better function. Most importantly, it can delay or prevent the onset of arthritis.
- Surgical techniques to repair damaged cartilage are still evolving.
Dr. Cunningham is happy to discuss with prospective patients this treatment for knee cartilage injuries, as well as other nonsurgical and surgerical protocols for sports medicine injuries of the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle.
Dr. Kelly Cunningham, a board certified orthopedic surgeon, is Austin’s stem cell therapy, joint & cartilage restoration expert, utilizing the latest non-surgical and surgical technology for athletes of all ages and abilities.
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