SOS Cartilage Center of NY

Dr Todd Battaglia on HealthLink: Cartilage Preservation and Restoration Options

Cartilage preservation and restoration options from an orthopedic surgeonIt used to be that an injured athlete with cartilage damage tried anti-inflammatory medicine, a brace or steroid injections. If those methods didn’t help, the athlete often had to live with pain. Today, some orthopedic surgeo... read more

Our operative treatments include: surgical repair, surgical restoration, osteotomies, replacement alternatives.

To name a few of our nonoperative treatments: bracing, therapy, electrical stimulation, and local pain management.

Our SOS cartilage doctors work out of many medical facilities in the Central New York area. Find the closest facility near you.

Introducing the New SOS Cartilage Center of NY

Cartilage injuries are one of the most common causes of joint pain and swelling, and affect an estimated two million Americans each year. Although they occur in people of all ages, they often occur in patients considered too young to undergo joint replacement surgery. In the past, treatment options for these patients were extremely limited; if patients were too young for joint replacement, traditional surgeries offered limited and short-term relief.

Over the past decade, however, great advances have been made in the treatment of these injuries. Orthopaedic surgeons have developed techniques to heal, transfer, transplant, and in some cases, even regrow, joint cartilage. Dr. Battaglia and the other surgeons at the Cartilage Center of NY are  experienced in, and dedicated to, providing effective, more reliable treatments for damaged cartilage.

Effective treatment requires not only repairing the cartilage damage itself, but also correcting the underlying causes of the damage, such as malalignment, ligament instability and loss of meniscal function. Treatment recommendations are made based upon individual need, and to match the physical demands of our patients' lifestyles. This approach helps us maximize the success rates of our procedures. 

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