Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists Surgeon Performs First Single-Stage Autologus Cartilage Implant Surgery in Hampton Roads Area
NORFOLK, Va. – (May 12, 2017) Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists Bradley Butkovich, MD, FAAOS, recently performed Hampton Roads’ first single-stage surgery for autologous cartilage implantation at Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center. The procedure uses the ReveilleTM Cartilage Processor, a new technology that allows physicians to implant healthy cartilage cells in a matter of minutes.
Autologous cartilage implantation (ACI) is a new procedure that allows orthopaedic surgeons to treat knee cartilage injuries using the patient’s own healthy cartilage. Sports injuries and aging can damage knee cartilage, causing pain and loss of function. Because cartilage cannot heal well by itself, new surgical techniques aim to stimulate the growth of new cartilage, relieving pain and restoring knee function.