Advancements in Cartilage Restoration; New Technology for Efficient Healing and Return to Play

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Dr. Vishal Mehta MD, Orthopedic Surgeon from Fox Valley Orthopedics discusses new technology and clinical research for cartilage replacement alternatives in collaboration with AlloSource. Dr. Mehta is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, Dr. Mehta serves as a reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and several other journals.

Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament

AlloSource is one of the leading manufacturers of allograft tendons and fresh articular cartilage for joint restoration and has introduced innovative ligament replacement tissues for joint restoration procedures. An allograft is tissue that is surgically transplanted from a deceased donor. Approximately one million allografts are transplanted each year in the United States. Examples of procedures using allografts: ACL repair, joint reconstruction in the knee and ankle, meniscal replacement, shoulder repair.