The articular cartilage that allows friction-free movement at the joints cannot repair itself when damaged due to its avascular nature.
Joint replacement surgery is performed to replace the damaged parts of a joint with artificial prosthesis and restore joint function.
A corrective osteotomy is the surgical cutting of a bone to restore its normal alignment and relieve symptoms.
Regenerative medicine involves various methods used to repair, regrow or replaced diseased or damaged tissue.
Dr. Deryk Jones is the Section Head of Sports Medicine and Cartilage Restoration at the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute. He also covers numerous college and high school teams throughout the New Orleans and surrounding parishes.