General information about cartilage damage
Articular cartliage has a limited regeneration capacity, due to the absence of blood vessels and the low mitogenic potency of the chondrocytes. Self-healing of the defect is not possible. When untreated, depending on its location and size, this defect will progress and ultimately result in osteoarthritis. To prevent this destructive process, articular cartilage surgery aims to restore the structure and function of hyaline cartilage.
Chondromalacia is a condition in which there is softening and breakdown of the articular cartilage. The severity of the damage is variable and may even result in a complete loss of cartilage on the joint surface.
Osteochondrosis dissecans is a localised aseptic necrosis of bone beneath the cartilage, which may end with the detachment of the affected bone area with overlying cartilage.
Treatment options for damaged cartilage tissue
The restoration of damaged cartilage by the body's own tissue is possible through innovative therapies in many patients.
Autologous Matrix-Induced Chondrogenesis – The innovative one-step surgical technique
Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation – Treatment of large cartilage defects with cultured chondrocytes
Chondro-Gide as part of innovative surgical procedures
Chondro-Gide® is the leading natural collagen matrix in cartilage regeneration
Overview of the product range of Chondro-Gide®
Scientific publications and studies on cartilage regeneration with Chondro-Gide®