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Cartilage Injury and Disease in Children

The ability of body tissues and organs to regenerate after injury depends on their level of specialisation. For example, muscle, bone and skin have good regenerative powers, and can even function well after scarring. However, the cap of cartilage that…

What is Postoperative Rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is the post-surgical program of re-establishing joint motion, muscle strength around the joint and finally joint function. It is very important to understand that rehabilitation is a long process. While the surgery is performed within hours, the rehabilitation needs…

Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)

Damage to joint (articular) cartilage (known as chondral lesions), or damage to both the cartilage and the underlying bone (known as osteochondral lesions), does not repair itself spontaneously and results in joint pain and poor function. Such damage, which is common…

Meniscus Transplant

In the knee joint, the meniscus are basically C-shaped discs that act as a ‘shock absorber’ and stabiliser between the thigh bone and the shin bone. The knee has two menisci, one on the ‘medial’ side, or inside, and one…