Too Young For A Knee Replacement? Do You Know Your Options?
Bridgeport Daily Voice features a bylined article by Andreas H. Gomoll, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS, on different options for knee pain.
Dr. Gomoll writes that joint preserving surgery includes a group of highly specialized procedures that are not performed by a lot of physicians such as cartilage and meniscus transplants.
The best candidate for these procedures is someone in their 20s, 30s or 40s with damaged cartilage or meniscus who is at an activity level or age where joint replacement is not recommended.
"As a big proponent of personalized medicine, I believe it's incredibly important to sit down with a patient to go over their history, previous operations, and figure out exactly what that specific patient needs," writes Dr. Gomoll.
Read the full article at DailyVoice.com.