Cartilage Restoration Category

Groundbreaking Knee Cartilage Regeneration Treatments

Chronic knee pain can have lots of different causes, but the most common cause is damaged cartilage. Knee cartilage forms a thick, slick barrier to wear and tear inside the knee joint. When cartilage is healthy, your knees move effortlessly, without stiffness or painful friction. But if cartilage is worn or damaged, every step you…. read more

Articular Cartilage & Knee Pain In Focus

Your joints play an important role in your everyday life, helping you stand, sit, walk and do lots of other common (and not-so-common) tasks. When your joints are healthy, they bend and move without a second thought. But when they’re damaged, even the slightest movement can be painful. Lots of factors contribute to healthy joint…. read more

Knee Cartilage Restoration Q&A

The cartilage in the knee joint is called articular cartilage. Articular cartilage is the material that covers the ends of the bones. It acts as a shock absorber allowing the knee to move smoothly, and prevents the bones from rubbing against one another. Every year in the U.S., more than 6 million people suffer damage…. read more

Dr. Van Thiel demonstrates MACI cartilage restoration technique to attendees of conference.

Education of other orthopedic surgeons on the benefits and techniques for cartilage restoration. Specifically, demonstrating a surgical technique for taking a patient’s own cartilage, growing more of it, and implanting it back into the knee. This is a technique called MACI.


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Patient Stories

Life changing patient stories

Read about Jack a multi-sport athlete, who suffered from a multi-ligament tear in his knee. Read about Abigail who fell and tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Life changing stories of patients healed by Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel.

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