Cartilage Restoration with Agili-c
Dr. Cassandra A. Lee, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, offers a new and innovative option for joint preservation: the Agili-C. This is a FDA approved cell-free, off-the-shelf implant for use in cartilage and osteochondral defects in traumatic and osteoarthritic joints. The implant is a porous, biocompatible, and resorbable bi-phasic scaffold, consisting of interconnected natural inorganic calcium carbonate (aragonite).
The Agili-C Procedure For Cartilage Restoration
During the implantation procedure, and in order to properly place Agili-C™ into your knee, your doctor will need to prepare a hole that will seamlessly fit the implant size chosen. Dr. Lee will insert the implant into the defect or lesion and press it firmly into place. The implant will stimulate your body's natural healing process and allow new cartilage and bone tissue to grow and integrate with the implant. Over time, the implant will be absorbed by your body and replaced by your own tissue.
Benefits of Cartilage Restoration With Agili-C
The benefits of the Agili-C include:
- Faster recovery and return to activity
- Less pain and inflammation
- Improved knee stability and function
- Reduced risk of implant complications and infection
- Preservation of your natural anatomy and biomechanics
- Delay or avoidance of knee replacement surgery
If you are interested in learning more about the Agili-C or finding out if you are a candidate for this procedure, please contact Dr. Lee's office today to schedule a consultation. She will evaluate your condition, discuss your treatment options, and answer any questions you may have.
Don't let cartilage damage or osteoarthritis keep you from enjoying an active and healthy lifestyle. The Agili-C, can help repair and regenerate your knee cartilage and get back to doing what you love.
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