North West Hip & Knee Clinic - Knee conditions - Articular Cartilage damage


Mr Aslam Mohammed FRCS, FRCS (Orth)
Consultant Hip & Knee Surgeon

Specialising in:
Lower Limb Arthroplasty & Sports Injury
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Articular Cartilage damage


The knee joint is lined with articular cartilage which is highly complexs tructure and resilient to compression and shearing forces. It is lubricated by synovial fluid produced the the internal lining of the knee joint. The cartilage is called hyaline cartilage, once injured it has very little or no healing capacity. Various reparative and regeneration techniques are available: simple abrasion chondroplasty, micro fracture, mosaicoplasty and autologous cartilage cell transplantation. All these give variable results and are offered by Mr Aslam Mohammed in specific individual circumstances after undertaking a detailed assessment and investigation.



Chondral injury femoral condyle


Micro fracture

           
Bleeding from bone to form fibrin clot


Further information: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00422

 










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