Why might you need cartilage repair?
Injury or deterioration of your knee cartilage can cause pain, discomfort, and stiffness. If it’s left untreated, it can lead to osteoarthritis, so pursuing effective knee cartilage repair treatment early will help to ensure your knee joint is restored back to full health and avoid more serious concerns later on. London Cartilage Clinic surgeons are experts in their field, with years of experience in performing cartilage repairs. It is this experience that has allowed us to offer highly specialised and exclusive cartilage repair services.
What are the benefits of cartilage repair from LCC?
By pursuing cartilage repair treatment from our specialists, you will be getting reliable, long-lasting results. Our services are the ideal option for anyone who has experienced a sports injury or is health conscious and wants a personal, high level of care without long wait times or being rushed through appointments.
In terms of the procedure itself, the benefits of having cartilage repair can make a significant difference to your quality of life. You won’t have to suffer with pain or limit the activities you want to take part in to avoid discomfort. Book a consultation with us to discuss your symptoms and get expert advice on the right cartilage repair service for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most cartilage repair surgeries can take less than one hour, but a combination of other procedures such as osteotomy may lengthen the surgery. Cartilage repairs are often carried out arthroscopically, with a small incision potentially being required to complete the procedure safely and successfully.
In most cases, patients can resume their normal daily activities around four to six weeks after surgery. Each patient is different, and recovery will vary on a case-by-case basis. However, many patients are cleared for certain sports after about six months, but for more intense ballistic sports and returning to a high level of fitness and exercise can take a bit longer.
Cartilage repair is commonly used as treatment for isolated cartilage defects, which mostly occur in the knee. By pursuing specialist cartilage repair, individuals can delay or avoid a knee replacement. In certain instances, this procedure can also be an option for addressing injuries to the cartilage in the hip, elbow, shoulder, or ankle.
The ideal candidate for cartilage repair surgery is an individual who is suffering with an isolated articular cartilage defect. They should have a relatively healthy knee that is well-aligned and stable.