An osteochondral autograft or allograft procedure may be an appropriate treatment option for patients with worn joint cartilage that has left underlying bone exposed. ORA Orthopedics is the premier provider of this joint cartilage restoration treatment in the Quad Cities. Our practice of fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeons utilize the latest minimally invasive techniques to achieve optimal results for our patients with as little downtime as possible. Our joint preservation and restoration team also includes physical therapists, nurses, and other compassionate professionals who walk patients through every step of the care process, from diagnosis through recovery.
Osteochondral autograft and allograft procedures achieve the same goal in different ways. Both surgeries are performed to remove and replace the joint’s worn cartilage linings as well as a portion of the affected bone. Autograft procedures use bone and cartilage from elsewhere in the patient’s own body to restore the anatomy of the joint, while allograft procedures utilize tissues from a donor. Osteochondral autograft and allograft procedures are often performed in the knee joint, but may also be used to replace worn bone and cartilage in other joints of the body.
Contact ORA Orthopedics today to schedule an appointment with a joint preservation specialist at one of our state-of-the-art centers in the Quad Cities. We can answer any questions you may have about our osteochondral autograft and allograft procedures and detail any non-surgical treatments that may be appropriate for your joint health concerns. Our team looks forward to helping you overcome your symptoms and get you back to the things you enjoy the most about life.