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Question about Cartilage regeneration - knee"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? "
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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An arthroscopy is a procedure that utilises small incisions to be able to access a joint and treat some underlying conditions. A camera and instruments are inserted into the joint to allow for visualisation and manipulation the internal structures.
Most joints can be accessed by an arthroscopy, and with high definition cameras and finer instruments, the breadth of conditions that are able to be treated continues to grow.
Arthroscopic surgery generally allows for less trauma, through smaller incisions, and a more rapid recovery.
I hope this helps answer your question.
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An arthroscopy refers to key hole surgery of a joint. The knee and shoulder are the most common joints to have arthroscopic surgery but it can also be performed on the ankle, hip, wrist and elbow.
An arthroscopy will usually require two small cuts around the joint, one to allow passage of a small camera in to the joint and the other to allow surgical instruments to be passed to perform the surgery.
In the case of the knee, common arthroscopic procedures include repairing or removing a torn meniscus (cartilage), restoring damaged surface cartilage or reconstructing damaged ligaments. Most knee arthroscopies will be performed as a day stay procedure and because only very small cuts are made, the post-operative recovery will usually be quicker than a large, open procedure.
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