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Cartilage Restoration an Ultimate Solution to the Problem of Arthritis

By Johnstuard Subscribe to RSS | February 24th 2012 | Views:
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Micro injuries cause minor pains from which almost all of us suffer in our day to day life. Sometimes the injuries turn out to be the major ones which need immediate medication. These days’ people widely suffer from cartilage injuries causing acute pain. To help patients to recover from the insufferable pain medical experts have found out several techniques pertaining to cartilage restoration.

When these cartilage restoration techniques were used initially they yielded average result. However over the period of time with continuous practice this technique has achieved optimum level of perfection. These days many arthritis patients are opting for this treatment, as this technique of cartilage restoration has proved itself to be the ultimate source of relief. Articular cartilage is a white colored gristle-like structure which covers and protects the joints, which is a particular point where two bones come in contact with the other. Cartilages are the elastic tissues which support your nose, ribs, ears, and several joints. They are integral to the biological environment. These cartilages play an effective role as they are responsible for the effective coordination between the bones. They deserve to be well protected.

When due to wear and tear your articular cartilage suffers damage the nerve endings of your bones experience irritation, as bones are generally very sensitive. This irritation is the root cause of arthritis. The tissues of your body can’t be healed is the supply of blood is insufficient, thus rendering the articular cartilages non- self repairable. You should consider cartilage restoration surgery if your cartilages are found to be completely damaged.

The different cartilage restoration techniques which have gained considerable popularity in the recent times are:

Microfracture – is one of the most advanced techniques of cartilage restoration procedure. This technique ensures increased supply of blood to all those areas of your joints, which are laid bare, through the small perforations made in the underlying bones. In the stem cells and the platelets, certain factors are present, which stimulate growth. These are in turn are transferred by the bone marrow to the area which is being affected. In a week’s time the repairing as well as the healing process starts working.

Osteochondral articular transplantation – this is the most successful cartilage restoration technique. The three big joints of your body are knee, shoulder, and hip. The osteochondral articular transplantation technique involves a special procedure, which plugs of your damaged articular cartilage and the bone supporting it, from your knee. In the disrupted site transportation of the newly produced tissue takes place, which in turn is penetrated through the holes prepared for the specific purpose.

Arthroscopic chondroplasty – this procedure ensures arthroscopic smoothing of those articular surfaces which have become unsteady. This particular technique involves the use of thermal devices or mechanical shaving. It can be treated as the best alternative of cartilage restoration surgery.

Cartilage preservation procedure aims at preserving your joints and in turn preventing them from aging. You need to intake foods rich in calcium. Calcium is the vital ingredient that makes your bone, your joints, strong as well as healthy. Another effective measure that you can adopt for cartilage preservation is performing mild exercises, and walking, on a regular basis.

Johnstuard - About Author:
John stuard who is a freelancer writes articles on cartilage restoration. For more information on it he suggests to visit http://drsheinkop.com/.

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