» Request a referral to an allograft cartilage transplant specialist at John C. Lincoln
Cartilage is a firm, rubbery connective tissue that covers ends of bone and serves as a cushion between bones. Over time, cartilage can wear down (osteoarthritis) and become damaged due to injury.
For some patients who have not suffered extensive arthritic damage, allograft cartilage transplant is a viable treatment option. Performed arthroscopically (with a miniaturized camera), allograft cartilage transplant involves an implanted plug of bone-and-cartilage tissue from a donor. The plug is shaped to fit into the area that is damaged.
The orthopedics departments of John C. Lincoln Hospitals invite you to watch the following overview of allograft cartilage transplant.