The joint cartilage found in the knee plays a vital role in cushioning the compressive forces the knee endures during high-impact activities. Without it, walking and moving is extremely painful, and the function of the knee is significantly impaired.
The cartilage found in the knee is not very good at regenerating itself, meaning many people will experience a decrease in knee cartilage over their lifetime. Diseases such as osteoarthritis or frequently participating in high-impact activities can speed up the process of wearing down the cartilage.
Before a knee replacement becomes necessary, less-invasive options such as cartilage replacement to relieve joint pain should be considered. Various medical techniques can be used to stimulate re-growth of the knee's own cartilage, or a surgeon can graft cartilage from another part of the body.
Premier Healthcare Germany works with some of Germany's top orthopedic specialists, many of whom are leaders in their field. They can advise you on a wide range of treatment options for osteoarthritis or sports injuries affecting the knees. To get in contact with an orthopedic surgeon specialized in your medical condition, contact us.