Center for Cartilage Restoration

The orthopedic surgeons of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush have developed the Center for Cartilage Restoration in Chicago, IL, to offer a full range of contemporary treatment options for knee pain, including the latest minimally invasive procedures. Many of these surgeries are performed arthroscopically through small incisions and usually require no more than an overnight hospital stay. In some cases, this procedure can prevent the onset or progression of arthritis, using innovative methods for restoring damaged cartilage available at only a handful of medical centers in the country.


Conditions Treated

  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Knee Pain
  • MeniscusTear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain

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If you’re young and active, cartilage injuries or defects can do more than just slow you down. If left untreated, they can lead to more serious disability and, in severe cases, early joint replacement.

Experts at the Center for Cartilage Restoration at Rush specialize in repairing or replacing damaged cartilage before more advanced deterioration occurs.

They are leaders in developing innovative biologic methods for addressing early cartilage damage in the knee, shoulder, elbow, foot, ankle and hip. These early treatments can delay or even prevent the need for joint replacement surgery.