The benefits of knee cartilage replacement nclude reduced pain, renewed function and possible elimination of the need for a total arthroplasty, according to Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute. Replacement... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

As of 2015, cartilage replacement for arthritis in the knee is not a viable possibility, states About Health. Although cartilage cells can be cloned in a lab, placing the cells in a specific area and getting them to func... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Depending on the severity of the tear, treatment options for torn knee cartilage include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, or surgical procedures, such as meniscectomy, acco... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains
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The main benefits of knee replacement surgery are pain relief and restoration of function in seriously diseased knee joints, while risks include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, stroke and heart attack, according to... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The primary benefit of knee replacement surgery is the reduction or elimination of chronic knee pain, reports WebMD. Improved mobility and joint function are additional benefits. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Under certain circumstances, patients may undergo meniscal transplant surgery or autologous cartilage transplant to replace knee cartilage without replacement of the entire knee. Eligibility for either surgery is depende... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Knee cap replacement surgery, also known as a patellofemoral replacement, involves removing and replacing worn down cartilage and bone surfaces with plastic or metal implants, according to the American Academy of Orthopa... More » Health Conditions & Diseases