Dr. Brian Cole Using Allografts for Younger Patients with Knee Arthritis

September 16, 2016

Dr. Brian Cole, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush sports medicine physician and Section Head of the Cartilage Replacement and Restoration Center at Rush University Medical Center, discusses his work using donor osteochondral allografts for younger patients with debilitating knee arthritis in this WGN-TV "Medical Watch" report.

Dr. Cole performed this surgery on Kristin Kent, a busy nurse at Shriner's Hospital in Chicago, now walking and working again after receiving an allograft transplant using donor cartilage. Just in her 30's, she had been unable to work adequately due to the constant pain. This new osteochondral allograft procedure is an effective "bridge" which can extend the time that a young patient will need a knee replacement.