Cartilage Restoration
Discover the future of joint repair surgery What is Cartilage Restoration?

Articular cartilage is the smooth, shiny, white tissue covering the ends of bones those form a joint. Read More

Dr. Ronak M. Patel
Dr. Ronak M. Patel
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Ronak Patel is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine injuries for adolescents and adults. He offers a full range of care for all problems of the knee & shoulder with a special interest in complex knee disorders. View Profile

Risks and Complications As with any surgery, cartilage restoration is associated with certain risks and complications.
  • Graft delamination –Detachment of the grafts from the subchondral bone and the surrounding cartilage.
  • Allergic response, transfer of disease and infection, and graft rejection in allograft transplants
  • Injury to healthy cartilage

Some of the risks related to any orthopaedic surgery can include:

  • Post-operative bleeding
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Infection
  • Stiffness of the joint
  • Numbness around the incisions
  • Injury to vessels or nerves

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