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"Very knowledgeable about my condition and treatments. Pays a lot of attention and is an asset to the community"

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"Dr. Brian Brophy removed an acoustic neuroma back in 1983 and to this day I can still remember his expertise, kindness toward my family back in Naracoorte. I still to this day, hold him in very high esteem!"

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"Dr Clayer is a life saver!!! he is amazing at what he does and in that what he has to deal with he still has a heart to be kind and focus on you and the issue!! dr clayer saved my life!! im forever thankfull"

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"Dr. Hamden did my VP shunt placement. She is truly an angel in disguise!! She and the neurosurg team have turned my life around and I actually have aspirations and a better look at life than I did 18mths ago"

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My mother aged 74, is in good general health condition, but she is having knee pain during the last weeks even when sleeping. The x-Ray showed significant osteoarthritis. She is a little overweight. Is she subject to cartilage regeneration?

Question about Cartilage regeneration - knee

  • Mr Chien-Wen Liew
    Mr Chien-Wen Liew
    Orthopaedic Surgeon, Surgeon
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  • 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.

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