Knee cartilage repair, regeneration, and replacement are each used to treat injured knee cartilage, which does not heal on its own.
Knee Injury Treatment
There are a host of injuries that athletes can sustain in their knees, and treatment options can vary from rest and ice to surgical repair of the joint's structure. What treatment is most appropriate for each athlete depends on what kind of knee injury was sustained, their sport of preference, age, weight, and several other factors.
Surgeries to repair, regenerate and replace cartilage are typically most successful in younger patients who have localized cartilage damage.
Doctors may recommend therapeutic injections to treat some forms of sports-related knee pain. This article explores common therapeutic injections, when they are used, and the type of treatment they provide.