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Regenerative Medicine Edition Ep.7: Preventing Osteoarthritis of the Knee

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Regenerative Medicine Edition Ep.7: Preventing Osteoarthritis of the Knee

To claim credit for this episode, visit: www.ce.mayo.edu/regmedonline Guest: Daniel Saris, M.D., Ph.D. (@sarisnl) Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD) Osteoarthritis of the knee is extremely common, and it’s estimated…
June 10, 2021

Regenerative Medicine Edition Ep.7: Preventing Osteoarthritis of the Knee

To claim credit for this episode, visit: www.ce.mayo.edu/regmedonline

Guest: Daniel Saris, M.D., Ph.D. (@sarisnl)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

Osteoarthritis of the knee is extremely common, and it’s estimated that 1 in 2 people are likely to develop symptomatic knee osteoarthritis in their lifetime. Its known that damaged cartilage is the precursor to osteoarthritis. Many individuals have had partial or complete meniscectomies for meniscal tears in the past and those individuals were then likely to eventually develop knee osteoarthritis. What if damaged cartilage was repaired instead of surgically removed? Could that be an effective treatment recommendation we could give to our patients to help prevent or treat osteoarthritis? Our podcast guest today is Dr. Daniel Saris and he has some fascinating information related to cartilage damage and repair using regenerative medicine techniques.

Specific topics discussed:

  • How meniscal damage relates to osteoarthritis
  • Ability of cartilage to repair itself when damaged
  • Repairing a damaged meniscus instead of a partial or complete meniscectomy
  • Specific techniques of repairing cartilage
  • Success in treating patients with cartilage repair
  • Future treatment options for osteoarthritis using regenerative medicine

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