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Another Option for Damaged Joints

Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush

Humans don’t come equipped with shock absorbers, but cartilage is a close equivalent. Found in our joints, cartilage is elastic tissue that absorbs shock and helps our limbs move smoothly.

When cartilage is damaged because of an injury or arthritis, the result is pain and impeded motion. If the problems are severe enough, joint replacement surgery may be your best option.

However, the Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, specializes in innovative treatments that can restore or replace damaged cartilage before more serious joint damage occurs. Only a handful of medical centers in the country offer such services.

For example, surgeons at Rush are among the most experienced in the world at meniscus transplantation, where donated meniscus cartilage is used to replace knee cartilage. The procedure may help stave off the development or progression of arthritis and possibly eliminate the need for future surgeries.

Cartilage restoration and rehabilitation can be an especially good option for active people in their 30s and 40s who have damaged cartilage caused by sports injuries or accidents and would like to avoid joint replacement surgery at this point in their lives.

For more information about cartilage restoration at Rush, visit the Cartilage Restoration Center home page or call (888) 352-RUSH (888 352-7874).


 

Orthopedic Care and Services at
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago

Rush University Medical Center offers comprehensive orthopedic care services.

Ranked among the very best orthopedic programs in the country by U.S.News & World Report, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is home to nationally respected orthopedic surgeons who find great reward in the fact that their research, discoveries and leading-edge therapies benefit patients today — not decades from now.

For more information about orthopedic health services and medical care at Rush visit the Orthopedic Care home page.

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