Presented by Vericel:
In this Ask The Doctor episode, Dr. Brian Cole highlights the importance of nutrition in joint recovery.
If Dr. Cole has recommended for you to undergo a surgical procedure; you may wish to consider taking the extra step in preparation for your surgery and recovery.
In addition to what we do optimize your physiology for surgery, there are a few things that YOU can do to make sure you have the best result. Nutrition is one key element that you can control and is extremely important to reduce the stress that surgery causes to your body and can help to maintain your muscle mass and optimize wound healing. Learn more…
INTRODUCING MACI CARTILAGE REPAIR USING YOUR OWN CELLS
MACI uses your own cells to create durable repair tissue for knee cartilage
damage and can Reduce pain, Improve function and Provide lasting results.
HOW MACI WORKS
A sample of your cartilage cells (chondrocytes) is sent to a laboratory and embedded on a special collagen membrane which your doctor then implants into your knee. The cartilage cells regenerate, forming a repair tissue that is able to fill the cartilage defect.