Tendons are tough cord-like tissues made up of collagen protein that connect your muscles to your bones. Tendinopathy is a breakdown of collagen in the tendon resulting in pain along with reduced range of motion and flexibility.
Abrasion arthroplasty is a minimally invasive multiple tissue debridement (removal) procedure performed to stimulate the growth of new healthy cartilage. Drilling the subchondral bone (bone underlying the cartilage) initiates the bleeding and healing response
Cartilage cell transplantation is a technique of transplanting healthy cartilage cells to replace damaged cartilage cells. These procedures are recommended for young individuals with a single articular defect.
Osteochondral autograft transfer system (OATS) is a type of cartilage transfer procedure. Cartilage transfer procedures involve moving healthy cartilage from a non-weight-bearing area of the knee to a damaged area of the cartilage in the knee.