An injured athlete with cartilage damage used to try anti-inflammatory medicine, a brace or steroid injections. If those methods didn’t help, the athlete often had to live with pain.
Today, some orthopedic surgeons offer cartilage preservation and restoration options. Dr. Todd Battaglia explains which types of injuries can be helped by a relatively new technique of transferring cartilage from one area of the body to another, or of transplanting cartilage from a deceased donor. He also tells how, in some cases, cartilage can be stimulated to regrow.
Also on “HealthLink on Air” this week: the complexities of multiple sclerosis, plus a group that emphasizes body and mind wellness for people facing cancer, and more.
Tune in this Sunday, March 5 on WRVO at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.