Joint Preservation and Cartilage Restoration
at ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities
Joint preservation and cartilage restoration are among our specialties at ORA Orthopedics, the largest and most comprehensive provider of orthopedic care in the Quad Cities. Our team has proudly served local families since 1963, providing specialized orthopedic care to patients of all ages and with a variety of musculoskeletal needs.
Cartilage is a strong yet flexible tissue that plays a key role in cushioning joints and facilitating fluid movement. Essentially, cartilage serves as a joint’s shock absorber. However, because cartilage does not have its own blood supply, it cannot heal once it is damaged. Potentially debilitating symptoms may develop if the cartilage that lines joint endings begins to wear away as a result of injury, disease, or the body’s natural aging process. ORA Orthopedics performs several types of joint preservation and restoration techniques to help sustain optimal joint function and promote mobility, including:
- Microfracture drilling
- Osteochondral autograft and allograft (OATS)
- Matrix-associated chondrocyte implantation
- Tibial osteotomy
At ORA Orthopedics, we understand that medical jargon and intimidating words may sometimes add to the stress of living with joint pain. That is why we take the time to ensure our patients have all the information they need to make confident and informed decisions about their orthopedic health. As our patient, you can be assured that you will always have somewhere to turn for expert guidance and advice, and will receive an individualized treatment plan that focuses on preserving and restoring your joint cartilage to avoid or delay the need for joint replacement.
If you have any questions regarding our joint preservation and restoration services, please contact us. ORA Orthopedics is proud to provide the Quad Cities with accessible, world-class orthopedic care.