Cartilage problems are a diverse group of conditions. Various factors are important to consider when treating each situation. Factors that are important to consider include: Your symptoms, age, weight, which joint is involved, the characteristics of the cartilage damage, any prior interventions, other associated injuries, and your overall health.
Nonsurgical treatments available are Physical therapy, activity modification, bracing, NSAIDs, and injections (viscosupplementation, platelet-rich plasma).
Your specific injury will dictate the available surgical options. It may consist of either an “arthroscopic,” or an “open” procedure, or even perhaps a combination of both. It is essential to discuss the nature of your cartilage injury and the treatment options available to you with your surgeon.
At Town Center Orthopaedic Associates, the surgeons and physical therapists work together to ensure each patient achieves a tailored treatment plan specific to their injury.
If you may have injured your cartilage and would like to discuss treatment options regarding your specific condition, book your appointment by phone or online today at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates.