Knee Cartilage Restoration in Kirkland, WA
Cartilage is a specialized type of connective tissue. There are three main types of cartilage: hyaline (articular) cartilage, fibrocartilage, and elastic cartilage. Hyaline (articular) cartilage provides a smooth, white, glistening layer that covers the end of bones in a joint. The main functions of hyaline cartilage are to provide shock-absorbing properties and allow for a smooth, frictionless gliding surface in a joint.
Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robin Fuchs specializes in diagnosing and treating damaged knee cartilage. Call (425) 823-4000 to schedule an appointment at our orthopedic clinic in Kirkland, WA today!
How Can Your Knee Cartilage Become Damaged?
Knee cartilage injuries may present with pain, swelling, and/or locking if a fragment has separated in the knee joint. Hyaline cartilage has a limited capacity for healing due to its lack of blood supply. The surgical treatment options for cartilage damage in the knee are debridement (cleanup), microfracture to promote healing, and cartilage transplant. These procedures can be performed in Kirkland through a minimally invasive arthroscopic technique.
Methods for Knee Cartilage Restoration
Schedule a Consultation for a Cartilage Restoration in Kirkland, WA
Dr. Fuchs is an experienced knee surgeon in the Seattle area and will help discover the best treatment option for you and your lifestyle. For more information on the treatment options available, please call (425) 823-4000 to schedule a consultation at our orthopedic clinic in Kirkland, WA today!