Joint Preservation Treatments
Replacing a joint due to injury or illness should only be used as an option when joint preservation is not possible. What is joint preservation? Any technique, treatment or procedure that preserves the original structure and function may be considered joint preservation.
The scope of joint preservation treatment is only limited by discovery. In that, as technology and innovation results in improved treatment options, new joint preservation techniques become available. The experience of the surgeon is also a factor in determining whether joint preservation is available at any particular practice.
As well as maintaining existing structures, joint preservation aims to improve overall cartilage health. If you are suffering from a joint condition in California, you may benefit from biologics and related tissue preservation. Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds can provide a clinical assessment at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics and recommend appropriate joint preservation treatments according to your needs.
Cartilage and Joint Rejuvenation
The object of joint preservation treatment is to essentially rejuvenate bone, cartilage and surrounding tissues whenever possible. These treatments can slow down and even halt the damage caused by progressive joint conditions.
- Abrasion Arthroplasty
- Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)
- Bone Marrow Concentrate
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Microfracture Surgery
- Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation Surgery (OATS)
Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds use a robust clinical analysis to assess the merits of joint preservation treatments on an individualized basis. If you are a suitable candidate for treatment, Silicon Valley Orthopaedics encourages patient-guided decision making in creating an effective treatment plan.
To learn more about specific joint preservation treatment options from Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, reach out for a consultation at our California practice today. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds both have the skills and experience to help you achieve stronger, healthier joints.