Platelet Rich Plasma Cartilage Damage Repair

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Quiz: Do You Understand Articular Cartilage Damage & PRP?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

An articular cartilage injury can heal on its own.

Explanation:
Once damaged, articular cartilage will not heal on its own.
2

Symptoms of articular cartilage injury includes pain around or under the knee cap.

Explanation:
Symptoms of articular cartilage injury includes pain around or under the knee cap, swelling, and limitations in daily function or sports. The pain may worsen when climbing stairs or straightening the knee.
3

Treatment options depend on the patient and the cartilage injury.

Explanation:
There are patient-specific treatment factors such as age, activity level, function and expectations. There are cartilage-defect specific factors such as the size of the cartilage lesion, where it’s located and whether or not it occurs in combination with other problems in the knee joint.
4

Cortisone is not a treatment option for an articular cartilage injury.

Explanation:
Treatments for articular cartilage injury of the knee includes cortisone or hyaluronic acid or platelet-rich plasma injections, bracing and physiotherapy.
5

Surgical treatments include microfracturing with a special pick.

Explanation:
Surgical treatments include microfracturing with a special pick and De novo, which uses donor cartilage to repair the knee. Orthopedic surgeons in some parts of the world perform a process called autologous chondrocyte transplantation.