Without the cartilage in joints, the bones are not afforded protection from friction forces that are applied during movement. Damaged or worn cartilage can lead to pain, discomfort and reduced mobility. Orthopedic treatment can improve mobility and reduce symptoms like pain and inflammation. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds offer a range of joint preservation and cartilage replacement treatments at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics in California.
The cartilage in your joints does not possess the ability to self-repair. Once an injury or disease has resulted in damage or wear to the cartilage, the lost material does not regenerate. Besides causing pain and functional issues, damaged cartilage can lead to the development of conditions including osteoarthritis.
Cartilage Damage Treatment Options
If you have joint problems resulting from damaged cartilage, treatment options are available at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi can use a range of conservative treatment options using joint preservation techniques. This allows them to repair damage to cartilage and other components within a joint.
- Cartilage Repair And Transplantation
- Cartilage Replacement
There are a number of issues that may lead to cartilage loss, including age, injury, wear and tear from overuse and certain diseases of the joints. When excessive friction results from cartilage loss, pain and swelling around the joint are common symptoms. At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds use cartilage replacement treatments to help preserve the joint.
Seeking a clinical examination if you have injured a joint or are experiencing limited function is recommended. You may be suffering from the early symptoms of cartilage loss and can avoid complex surgery by pursuing joint preservation treatments.
To learn more about cartilage preservation treatments at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, book a consultation with us today.