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The Future of Knee Repair - February 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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O nce the knee's cartilage goes, it doesn't come back. The limited healing potential and limited options for repair of this shock absorber between femur and tibia have tradi- tionally spelled a steady progression of pain, osteoarthritis and ultimately joint replacement. On the hori- zons of sports medicine, how- ever, orthopedic surgeons are eagerly observ- ing whether emerging develop- ments might slow the damage, restore Knee Repair T h e F u t u r e o f Could meniscal replacement, stem cell technology and custom-made implants restore battered knees to like-new condition? David Bernard Senior Associate Editor • MENISCUS MIRACLE "The implant restores a lot of the function that native cartilage provides," says Christopher Kaeding, MD. Ohio State University 4 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6

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