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Cartilage injuries: Osteochondral transfer

If you have an area of damaged cartilage in your knee, you might have pain, swelling, catching or popping. You might even consider surgery to try to get back to playing sports or exercising. In this video, I discuss one option for surgical treatment for an area of damaged cartilage within the knee – an osteochondral transfer. Continue Reading

Ask Dr. Geier – What are the risks to cortisone shots in the knee?

Historically cortisone shots in the knee have been one of the most common treatments in orthopedic surgery. We still use them for patients with knee arthritis, and occasionally we will try one for a patient with knee pain and swelling for other reasons. In this Ask Dr. Geier video, I discuss the pros and cons of cortisone injections as well as what they actually do. Continue Reading

Cartilage injuries: Microfracture surgery

Damage to the articular cartilage – or the cartilage lining on the ends of the bones inside the knee – can cause pain, swelling and other symptoms that keep active people from doing what they want to do. Are there any surgeries that can help them build new cartilage? In this video, I explain a common knee surgery called microfracture. Continue Reading

Cartilage injuries: Significance and challenge

Damage to the articular cartilage in the knee can be a challenging problem for active people. It can lead to pain, swelling and even more advanced arthritis changes down the road. In this video, I explain in more detail what articular cartilage is and why treating damaged articular cartilage is so difficult. Continue Reading

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