Emory is currently studying the effects of a new treatment for damaged cartilage, cartilage transplant. Cartilage transplantation repairs damaged cartilage with replacement juvenile cartilage. Cartilage replacement is conducted by using a mix of donated cartilage and fibren glue (a common medium for biological repairs) formed into a patch of the appropriate size and shape, which is then inserted into the damaged area. The mixture knits with the surrounding cartilage, stays in place, and forms new, healthy cartilage.
Emory Sports Medicine offers several effective techniques for repairing damaged cartilage, including: