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Question about Cartilage regeneration - knee
- Mr Chien-Wen Liew
- Orthopaedic Surgeon, Surgeon
Cartilage regeneration is a new field. There has been little success in the past with being able to restore cartilage in any part of the body after it has worn out. Unfortunately, cartilage regeneration still hasn't shown the ability to avoid other surgery to alleviate pain.
As such, for your mother, who is at a good age for total knee replacement, this would be preferred.
Patients who are a little overweight are not an issue. High elevations in BMI (Body Mass Index) do cause increase complications, such as infection and implant failure.
I would recommend seeing an orthopaedic surgeon to assess these factors as each patient is treated on an individual basis.
I hope this helps to answer your question.