Problem to Solve
Cartilage defects of the hip or the knee often result from an injury. While they might seem innocuous at first, they pose an extremely challenging problem for adolescent athletes, who are placing tremendous demands on their bones and joints. Without proper treatment, these injuries can lead to persistent or progressive pain and an inability to participate in sports. Ultimately, if left untreated, it may lead to early arthritis, necessitating more invasive treatment.