Specialized Treatment For Cartilage Injuries In Center City Philadelphia

October 27th, 2015


If you or someone you love has experienced a cartilage injury in Philadelphia, you may be considering your treatment options. Although there are many places to turn, not every practice can offer you the specialized treatment you may need for the best possible recovery. However, at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, you can find specialized treatment for all kinds of

cartilage injuries in Center City Philadelphia.


Our Specialties


At Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, each of our physicians and surgeons focuses his or her skills on one particular area of specialization. Each specialist treats thousands of different patients every year, using the latest orthopaedic treatment techniques and technology. This intensive focus in one area ensures that our doctors are experts in their subspecialty fields, leaders in worldwide clinical research, and perhaps most importantly, able to provide patients like you with the best possible treatment for cartilage injuries in Center City Philadelphia and beyond.



We are proud to offer a full range of care for all kinds of orthopaedic conditions, including cartilage injuries, in each of the following specialty areas:


  • Hip

  • Knee

  • Spine

  • Sports Medicine

  • Shoulder & Elbow

  • Foot & Ankle

  • Hand & Wrist

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Orthopaedic Oncology


  • Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care


Treatment Options For Cartilage Injuries in Center City Philadelphia

Cartilage injuries can be treated in a wide variety of methods. Below, find a list of some of the most common treatment options.

  • Non-Operative Treatment. Often, in cases of minor cartilage injuries in Center City Philadelphia, a nonoperative approach can be a great option. These can include a combination of rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, bracing, and even physical therapy.  

  • Arthroscopic Surgery. There are a number of procedures which can be performed using arthroscopic tools, including the repair, removal, or “smoothing” of injured cartilage.

  • Open Cartilage Restoration procedures. In some cases, the nature of the cartilage injury is such that its not amenable to arthroscopic repair. In these cases your surgeon may "grow" some of your own cartilage or use cadaveric cartilage to help treat the injury.    


  • Joint Replacement. In the most severe cases of cartilage injuries, in which the cartilage is almost completely worn away, joint replacement can be an effective option for reducing pain and improving mobility.    



In every case, it is important to talk with your doctor about your particular condition. After a full evaluation of your cartilage injury, she or he will talk with you about which treatment option is best for your situation.   



Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

If you or your loved one would like to learn more about the treatment options available for cartilage injuries like yours in Center City Philadelphia and beyond, you can visit our website or contact us today. Set up your initial appointment by calling 1.800.321.9999.



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