Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
For those patients suffering with knee pain due to a cartilage defect, a Phoenix orthopedic surgeon now offers multiple procedures for pain relief. Dr. Sumit Dewanjee is a Board Certified, Fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine.
When a young patient has a knee cartilage defect, the end result is all too often a total knee replacement. Unless, that is, an effective procedure can replace some of the lost cartilage and provide pain relief.
Dr. Dewanjee now offers multiple cartilage procedures for the knee. The first is a microfracture procedure, which is an excellent procedure for individuals with a limited area of cartilage damage. The second procedure is an articular chondrocyte implantation, ACI for short. In this procedure, the orthopedic surgeon harvests articular cartilage from the patient, which is then cultured and subsequently implanted into the area of the defect. ACI represents the most modern cartilage defect treatment in existence.
An additional cartilage procedure now offered by Dr. Dewanjee is Osteochondral Autograft Transfer Surgery (OATS for short). This is a technically demanding procedure that involves taking an area of cartilage from an area that is not weight bearing and placing into the defect.
Each procedure has its indications, and Dr. Dewanjee has extensive experience in all three. For those individuals who have knee pain due to a cartilage defect and desire to avoid a knee replacement, one of these procedures may be indicated. For more information and scheduling with one of the best knee surgeons in Phoenix, call (480) 449-3979.